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Assume you are the production manager for a small machine shop that manufactures precision parts for industrial equipment.
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?
In regards to "franchising". From an operational perspective, why is purchasing a franchise an attractive alternative for starting a business?
What things could you learn about a company's culture by observing the layout and design of its production facility?
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The role of a production manager for a small machine shop that manufactures precision parts for industrial equipment is assumed.
Computer aided design, engineering or manufacturing enables businesses to manufacture
machine parts faster then their classic alternatives with more accurate dimensions. However
generally, middle or big scaled businesses can be able to benefit from these technologies
because of the high support, consulting and training costs of these hardwares and softwares. The
relative cost of computer aided manufacturing technologies has fallen steadily over the last few
years but it still constitutes a large investment for any organisation. The business should be big
enough to ...
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