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    A small Japanese auto manufacturer has just developed the first true hydrogen car. The prototype car, which runs on standard tap water (extracting the hydrogen for fuel and then releasing the oxygen vapor through the exhaust) has been tested extensively and passed every test (performance, safety, and emissions) with flying colors.

    The company estimates that the first year's models will cost approximately $32,000 for a car in the class (comfort-wise) of an entry level Accord. Although free advertising from the media, doting on the discovery, has vastly simplified many marketing aspects, the company (which specializes in limited edition, high-end luxury vehicles) is not equipped for mass production; they have hired us to oversee preparations for large scale production (in excess of 2 million cars per year) and distribution.

    Help with generating applicable charts (Gantt, CPM, PERT) for this project based on the information above.

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    The company is not well equipped with large-scale production facilities. It must focus itself on the core activities of production and outsource the rest. We first need to chalk out a production plan, number of tasks to be handled and estimated project time with the use of project management tools like Gantt chart and pert.

    Here we are talking about an automobile company, which has a shortage of production facilities. The company will get the raw material outsourced from different vendors. There would also be units which will be established in-house of the vendors where the delivery time of the spare parts as well as the cost is more because it shouldn't result in more cost of operations as the product has to be sold at $32 000. This results in investing in the more appropriate business, which will provide the spare parts.

    It would take approximately 70 days ...

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    The expert examines project management charts for Japanese auto manufacturers.