Analyze the situation in the Plasti-brack product line. Diagnose the problem and possible solutions to the capacity and order backlog. Determine an appropriate plan for correcting the problem. Justify your plan and make recommendations using your knowledge of productivity, process improvement, inventory, capacity, forecasting, and quality. Write a report to the VP of Operations. Use the Report Template provided.
•Use the information provided in the Background readings from Module 1 through Module 4. It is not necessary to do any additional research.
•Review your notes from your investigation about the Excellent Manufacturing Company and the various opinions, policies and data surrounding this backlog issue for the Plasti-brack product line.
•Explore the possibilities of spending some of the capital budget on a machines and or tools. Also consider improving setup time, improving quality, increasing capacity, and determining EOQs.
•Determine a plan for solving this problem in the Plasti-brack product line. Consider there may be both a short-term solution and a long-term solution.
•Justify your plan based on the concepts of capacity management.
Read and review all of the references and resources on productivity, processes, inventory, capacity, and quality.
Study YOUR NOTES carefully to obtain all of the important information about this problem. Think through this situation carefully and determine how all of the various operations ideas interact with each other to make this a complex problem.
NOTE: If you use the references provided in the Background, then you do not need to include a Reference section. If you do decide to use additional references, then you need to cite them and include them in a References section.
The report should be 3 to 5 pages.
Response identifies problems related to capacity and backlog and provides actions to be taken to overcome these