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    Consider Dell. Integrate the concepts and operations management principles and now focus on the following questions:

    1) How would Forward and Backward Scheduling inform managerial decision-making in that organization.

    2) What are the benefits and difficulties of scheduling for the organization to implement this concept.

    3) Can you identify any bottleneck in the operations of the organization?


    Research the organization with information you can find on the internet or other resources you find on your own. The paper should be 3 pages in length and have a cover sheet and a reference page. Clarity of presentation is important, as well as your ability to apply the topics to the logistics area of your selected firm. Use at least 3 different sources of information and annotate your sources of information appropriately on your references page and within the text as necessary. You will be assessed on how well you demonstrate your knowledge of the topic as it applies to your selected firm.

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    Job Design and Scheduling Project

    Dell is a multinational information technology corporation, which is established by Michael Dell. It provides computers and IT related products and services to the customers. In1986, Dell introduces its first PC (Dell, 2011). After that, Dell becomes an important seller in of PC and other computer tools in industry. Dell believes in making strong relationship with original development manufactures and top industry technology suppliers rather than competing with them (Dell, 2011). This paper discusses about the concept of forward and backward scheduling and how it would helpful for Dell.
    Forward and Backward Scheduling
    Scheduling refers to assign due dates to a particular job but some time to job compete with one another for same resources. In order to avoid these difficulties, there are two scheduling techniques, forward scheduling and backward scheduling. Forward scheduling refers to schedule a project according to project start date and find out the expected finish date. Tasks are scheduled as soon as possible under forward scheduling (Ambriz, 2008).
    Figure 1: Forward and backward scheduling Source: (Ambriz, 2008).

    On the other hand, in backward scheduling, project is scheduled on the basis of project finish date. After this, projects expected start date is find out. Tasks are scheduled under backward scheduling as late as possible. Both the scheduling processes are entirely different from each other. Figure 1 is related with the diagram for forward and backward scheduling (Ambriz, 2008).
    Use of forward and backward scheduling also helps in informing about managerial ...

    Solution Summary

    Job designs and scheduling projects are examined.