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Job Design and Scheduling for Wal-Mart

Using the concepts and operations management principles on Wal-Mart:

1) How would Forward and Backward Scheduling inform managerial decision-making in that organization.

2) What are the benefits and difficulties of scheduling for the organization to implement this concept.

3) Can you identify any bottleneck in the operations of the organization?

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Job Design and Scheduling
Using the concepts and operations management principles on Wal-Mart:

1) How would Forward and Backward Scheduling inform managerial decision-making in that organization?

Forward and backward scheduling informs managerial decision making in Wal-Mart. Backward scheduling is used to calculate the earliest possible package receipt time at the store unloading point on the day the stock is expected to be sold out. The delivery and transportation lead times are subtracted from the "sold out" date to determine if the package can be delivered on this date. The transportation time, loading time, packing, and retrieving time are subtracted from the stock out time to determine if this date can be met. Wal-Mart uses forward scheduling if no ...

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