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# Kristen Cookie's (getting into the pizza business): Draw a process flow chart and under each activity identify the resource and the activity time. Also, what is the theoretical capacity of the pizza process?

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Kristen Cookie's ("KC", essentially you and your roommate) are contemplating to transfer their cookie business and enter to high-end pizza market. You would buy a new oven dedicated to the new pizza division, which would be staffed only by the two of you. The pizza business strategy would be similar to the original cookie strategy: to provide 100% fresh, high quality pizza on a timely basis.

a) Draw a process flow chart. Under each activity identify the resource and the activity time?

b) What is the theoretical capacity of the pizza process?

c) Preferring higher revenues and equitable task assignments, you suggest cross-training your workers (i.e., both you and your roommate can perform all "human" activities). What is the new capacity of pizza process with this cross-trained labor force?

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a)Please refer to the attached process flow chart:
The first item in every box is the activity name, the second is the resource that is you or roommate and the third item is the activity time.

b) The theoretical capacity of the pizza process is calculated by first finding out the time of the critical path. This is 20 minutes, so every hour three pizza can be produced and in an eight hour day a total of ...

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