Assume you are the production manager for a small machine shop that manufactures precision parts for industrial equipment. How would you address the following set of questions:
Can you use CAD, CAE, CAM, CIM, and FMS to manufacture better parts more easily? Explain.
If your final product requires several unique subunits that are all produced with different machinery and in differing lengths of time, what facility layout will you choose and why?
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What things could you learn about a company's culture by observing the layout and design of its production facility? Discuss both goods and services operations.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:09 pm ad1c9bdddf
Can you use CAD, CAE, CAM, CIM and FMS to manufacture better parts more easily?
The organizational culture refers to the pattern of beliefs, assumptions, and expectations held by the members of the company and their characteristic way of perceiving the company's environment, and artifacts, and its norms, roles, and values, as they exist outside the individual in the company.
As you are the production manager for a small machine shop that manufactures precision parts, you need to first study the culture in your company; the work culture in your organization, the use of CAD, CAE, CAM, CIM and FMS indicates modernization, but also automation, need for training, elimination of certain manual position and better production.
For example the introduction of CAD, CAE, CAM, CIM and FMS may lead to the elimination of certain jobs, this may lead to severe trade unionism and may lead to closure. Take another example, the introduction of CAD, CAE, CAM, CIM and FMS may not be suitable for the current level of employees and they may either have to be eliminated or trained. Does the company have the facilities and resources for such a change?
The introduction of CAD, CAE, CAM, CIM and FMS would need a purchase of high technology machines, does the company have the resources to finance it? Does the market have the demand for the final products which may be costlier than the current production? In addition the machine shop may not have the space to install these machinery.
The layout to be chosen.
Since the final product requires several subunits, it should be assembled in one department. However, the layout of the rest of the machine shop should be in form of small job ...