4 WK Two Questions

  WK 4 – DQ 1
     
Process Selection: Product Design and Capacity

How is process selection related to product design and capacity determination? Your initial post should be 250 words.

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WK 4 – DQ 2
  
Monique Food Processing Company and Capacity

Read Problem 6: The “Monique Food Processing Company” in Chapter 8 of your text.
Monique Food Processing Company produces light snacks that can be heated in a microwave. The following steps are included in the process:
  
Steps 

Description 

Capacity (Units/Hour) 
 
1 Prepare food  200 
 
2 Measure and place in plastic pouch   175 
 
3 Prepare cardboard box  200 
 
4 Insert pouch into box  300 
 
5 Shrink-wrap box  200 

What is the system capacity, and which is the bottleneck department?
How much slack (unused capacity) is available in other departments?
How much system capacity can be gained by adding capacity to the bottleneck?
What are the key factors that determine when to add capacity?
Why would an organization want to reduce its capacity?

Make and include calculations. Answer questions “a” through “e.” Your response should be 250 words.

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