Quality tools include: Flow charts, control charts, cause and effect or fishbone diagram, Pareto chart, failure mode and effect analysis, PDCA (Plan, Do, Check and Act) and DMAIC (Define, Measure, Assess, Improve, Control), etc. Describe a cause and effect diagram (fishbone) and provide an example on how it is used.
You just had Terry, one of your team members from marketing, give a presentation to the engineering group about the new product and its importance to the company's product line. The presentation covered the launch program, giving an emphasis on the milestones and dates. The purpose was to get the engineering group's buy-in on th
What controlling measures should be taken during the planning phase. Then provide a generic method for creating a project schedule starting with the creation of the work breakdown structure (WBS).
Grainger Manufacturing Inc. produces outdoor grills. On March 31, the company had 120 grills in inventory. The company's policy is to maintain a grill inventory equal to 15% of next month's sales. The company expects the following sales activity for the second quarter of the year: April 800 units May 2,000 units June
Suppose the going market rate of interest on high quality bonds is 12 percent. FORTRAN Corporation is considering an investment project that will last 10 years and requires an initial cash outlay of $1.5 million but will generate estimated revenues of $500,000 per year for 10 years. Would you recommend that this project be adopt
2. A project is composed of 8 tasks. The three-time estimates (in days) for each activity plus the precedence requirement for each are shown in the table below: Activity Activity Time Estimates (in days) ImmediatePredecessor A 2, 3, 4 None B 3, 4, 11 None C 1, 2, 3 A, B D 4,
Controlling measures: Controlling measures means combining the planning of the project with its execution and that includes process that can track, review and regulate its progress and performance. It is done with a view to keep an eye on the in initiation of the change when needed during the progress of the project. It requires continuous monitoring enabling the project manager and his team have updated information of the status of the progress of the project and make necessary changes where needed.
Indicate what controlling measures should be taken during the planning phase. Then provide a generic method for creating a project schedule starting with the creation of the work breakdown structure. Integrate the control measures you surveyed initially in the recommended framework and discuss resource leveling. :The project
Who approves and reject changes to the scope of the project? Who approves and reject resources. Should the project manager have full authority to change control? What type of system should be in place to manage change request? Explain why you are choosing this technique.
Discuss how project management influences other departments and functions of this organization (i.e., marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, etc.)? What are the difficulties or limitations for implementing PERT and CRM in the organization?
Locate a project within a business, to include non-profit and charitable organizations, government (and military) units, or any other type of cooperative work group you'd like to nominate. -Your current or former workplace. -A client organization, such as a supplier. -A customer organization, or a customer group. -A work
What is the Value of MS Project for project managers?
See attached file for proper format of tables. In 2009 it was decided that ABC Tire Company would implement a BPM project with the goal to decrease the manufacturing cost per tire and increase revenue from each tire sold. To track the success (or failure) of the project they determined the following baseline data for 20
It's a busy Monday morning and you have work to assign to others and to complete yourself. Of the tasks listed below, please outline which order you'd complete them and why. - Check on the status of the update that is scheduled to go live tomorrow - Write and distribute meeting notes from Friday's develop
I am having trouble coming up with an idea for an Accounting Class Project. We must come up with a real life financial situation and perform a detailed financial analysis using financial tools from the course. Two examples given would be lease vs buy a car or rent vs buy a condo. Calculations required would be NPV, IRR, Payba
Define a production system. How does the concept of a production system help in the understanding of OM? Production systems are the subsystems found within manufacturing. This includes everything needed to design, make, and distribute a good. So basically, production systems involve everything from the beginning stages of d
Why does the "proper" operation strategy keep changing for companies that are world-class competitors? The world is evolving every day and is at a constant change or upgrade. So it only makes sense that the â??properâ? operation strategy will also evolve and change over time, otherwise your corporation could easily get ru
You will see the details in the attachment ... 3. Bob Heckman, manager of the MIS department at ASW Publishing, has received a request from Virginia Griner, the head of Human Resources, to develop an interactive icon- and menu-driven software package to be used by the benefits specialists in her department. Based on prelimin
In what situations should the PERT estimation technique be used? Use advantages and disadvantages to support your arguments. In what situations should the CPM estimation technique be used? Use advantages and disadvantages to support your arguments. Are there any other project management cost and scheduling estimation tec
Too many people believe high quality is synonymous with high price or high cost. Pick two functionally similar products that compete in very different markets and discuss the relative quality of each, Toyota Corolla and a Rolls Royce. Is cost often a function of the market requirements and can high quality is achieved at any cos
1. What are the benefits of project management? Provide an example of how you have relied on project management. Based on your readings, how can you improve your project management skills? 2. What is a safety stock and when should it be used? How have safety stocks been used in your organization? Were they relied upon approp
We were looking at the Rolls-Royce brand. We noted that Rolls Royce could be vulnerable as a result of its uniqueness in terms of handmade craftsmanship and also aiming for perfection. Perhaps there is a negative effect of aiming for PERFECTION rather that just aiming high. Any thoughts? Please provide any references
You are the general manager of a large construction project. The contract has both financial incentives for finishing on time or early as well as large penalties if the project is completed late. You know that to get it done on time or early, project planning using a formal time line is essential. Address the following quest
What roles do operations managers play in addressing the major aspects of service quality? Thanks for helping me with this! Oh, please include references, too.
COST-PROFIT-VOLUME ANALYSIS Cyprus Fuel Project manufactures and sells a single product, EcoPlus, a fuel saving device for motor vehicles in the domestic market. The Project commenced business operations on January 2010 and sales in the first six months were brisk due to the world wide increase in fuel prices. However the seco
There may be instances where something happens that does change the Critical Path. What happens to the project if a task on the Critical Path is missed or delayed. What about a task on a non-critical path that is missed or delayed? Please include references
New Markets will gather data from Internet chat rooms, online news releases, and many other sources. This data will be compiled for both white papers and private contracts. Your assignment is risk control planning. You are to produce a risk register. At a minimum, each risk must be assessed qualitatively. Additionally, you must
our product is ipad2 our competitor is galaxy tab 1). Select two brands within your product category with very different marketing/promotion strategies. Submit as exhibits promotional materials such as sample print ads, TV/radio commercial transcripts/descriptions/URLs, website materials, packages, and any other relevant mark
A. Consider the following scenario. o A leading biomedical company hires you as a consultant to help with a serious problem. The company had planned to complete their final acceptance testing of a new pacemaker last week, but found a significant integration risk between the pacemaker and the instrumentation used to perform di
A few moments ago, Fred (one of your other key marketing specialists) handed you his resignation letter. He has accepted a similar opportunity with a competitor. His last day with LRH is in 3 days, and he is unwilling to stay any longer. He starts his new job right away and would like some time off between jobs. Your immediate r
Your process team has been requested to identify technology that would be beneficial to manufacturing and service operations clients (e.g., SBS Seating and MLD Hospital). Consider the following: SBS Seating manufactures leather seating that consists of various components, such as frames; electrical parts (heating and com