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What are the possibilities of spending some of the capital budget on a machine and or tools? What are ways of improving setup time, improving quality, increasing capacity, and determining EOQs?

What would be a short-term and a long-term solution for this product line problem?

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Possibilities to Spend On Machines or Tools

Various factors are responsible for increasing and decreasing the demand of organizational plastic inserts such as quality, innovativeness, old designs, etc. The firm is facing a problem related to the diminishing of demand and acceptance by the customers of plastic inserts that decreased sales and profitability level of it (Bosch & Lee, 2010). It encourages the firm as well as manager to adopt the effective and advanced technical machines and tools that can produce plastics that would have more quality as previous and would be more effective in terms of designing and having better grades of plastic (Paquette, 2004). So, for this, some part of the capital budget may be spent over the machines and tools that can be used for the new technological dyes to produce quality plastics that can meet the standard expectations of the customers. Additionally, to sustain the quick changeover of the injected plastic along with reducing the lead time for the production, possibilities to invest in the machines and tools has increased (Xiong, 2006).

It is because it would be beneficial for the firm to produce high amount of quality plastic products at less time. Although it increased the production cost of the firm, benefits from ...

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Develop an analysis essay to the leadership team reporting on the five topics listed below.
Answering discussion points by providing basic operational concepts presented within the course material.

Topic 1: Operations Consulting and Reengineering
- What is operational consulting?
- What are operational consulting processes?
- What is Business Process Engineering?

Topic 2: Lean and Sustainable Supply-Chains and Processes
- What is process analysis?
- What are process types?
- What is process flowcharting/mapping?
- What is the significance of Little's Law?

Topic 3: Location, Logistics, and Distribution
- What are the relationships between location, logistics and distribution?

Topic 4: Strategic Capacity Management
- What is strategic capacity management?
- What are the strategic capacity management concepts?
- What are the relationships between strategic capacity management planning and service capacities?

Topic 5: Summarization
- What are the overall connections between the topics presented through weeks one and two?
- What and how would you recommend applying the topics within your own or an external organization?

Assignment Quality Requirements
- Includes an active attempt to present the information in a clear, and concise manner
- Includes one or more supporting citations for each discussion point. The primary supporting citation must be from the course text, and or, course support documents.
- Includes external support citations from a minimum of two peer-reviewed journal articles less than 5-years old. The supporting article references satisfy the writing requirements for conducting research beyond the course material.

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