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    Lean Manufacturing

    Return on Investment Analysis

    The contribution format income statement for Williamson Inc. for last year is given below: Total Unit Sales $8,000,000 $160 Less variable exp. $5,600,000 112 Contribution margin $2,400,000 48 Less fixed expenses

    Implementing Lean in Manufacturing

    A manufacturer of radios is experiencing poor quality and delivery performance. The factory assembly line has adequate capacity to satisfy customer requirements. The equipment used in the assembly process is new and in good condition. Select at least three elements of lean manufacturing which may improve both quality and deliver

    Quality Assurance: Sampling and Continuous Improvement

    For manufacturing operations, the United States has seen a dramatic shift away from local manufacturing, and seeing operations move overseas or to other countries (i.e., Mexico) to take advantage of lower labor costs. Read the article "Manufacturers Like Us" published in Industry Week, November 2004, by David Drickhamer, that s

    Develop an Operational Flow - The Sandwich Factory

    The Sandwich Factory Operations Management deals with the management of production operations. Production operations consist of those activities, which transform an input into an output. Inputs typically come from suppliers, while outputs generally go to customers. If you looked at a factory, you would see input material

    Total Quality Model and Methodologies

    Assume that you are an expert on the selected TQ model/method. Prepare a response defending your selected TQM model/method in which you identify a specific TQ model/method and present it to your organization's leadership so that they can incorporate it into the organization's strategic planning process. Possible models include:

    Automotive Industry Reward Question

    Please assist in answering these questions in detail. a.Explain the concept of total rewards using the five elements of Ford's Motor Industry total reward system. b. Assess the impact of rewards systems on the organizational performance of companies in the automotive industry. c. Evaluate the relative importance of

    Operations Management - Process-focused manufacturing?

    Lawn Animal makes lawn mowers. Most of the parts for the lawn mowers are bought from other companies, and Lawn Animal assembles those parts to produce the lawn mowers. There are several functions that are performed in producing these lawn mowers. First, the main mower platform, which is purchased from a supplier, is de-burred an

    Lean Manufacturing / UPS & HP

    UPS and HP . Both of these entered into a joint venture whereby your HP computer is repaired at a UPS site to avoid transportation costs to a more distant location and, more importantly, to increase customer satisfaction by shortening the repair process. Per consumer request UPS & HP do go hand and hand when these issues occur w

    Inventory Management: JIT, MRP, ERP, and Lean Operations

    You have just received a phone call from a senior partner at one of the "Big Four" management consultancies. She wants to meet with you to discuss the most recent developments in Inventory Management, including JIT, MRP, ERP, and Lean operations. You suspect that her true motive is to sell a SOA (Supply Chain Opportunity Assessm

    How would you reply to your coworker?

    At the monthly meeting, one of your coworkers stated that "Using the right analysis tool will compensate for inexperienced managers." How would you reply to your coworker? Apply the appropriate operations tools to aid in decision-making and optimize performance. ------------------- I need ideas and suggestions on how t

    Strategic Management: Traditional manufacturing

    Traditional manufacturing __________. (a) Is no longer used (b) Requires a tradeoff between unit costs and product variety (c) Has higher unit costs than flexible manufacturing (d) Produces a variety of products in higher volumes (e) Has higher unit costs than flexible manufacturing and requires a tradeoff between un