Operations management & quantitative techniques

Final Paper

The final assignment for the course is a Final Paper on two cases. The Final Paper should demonstrate understanding of the reading as well as the implications of new knowledge. The eight- to ten-page paper should integrate readings and course discussions into work and life experiences. It may include an explanation and examples from previous experiences as well as implications for future applications.Read the case study at the end of Chapter 12 and the case study at the end of Chapter 13, and thoroughly answer all the following questions. Supplement your answers with scholarly research using the Ashford Online Library. Each case study should be addressed in four to five pages, resulting in a combined Final Paper of eight to ten pages.

Chapter 12 Case Study: The Realco Breadmaster

Develop a master production schedule for the breadmaker. 

What do the projected ending inventory and available-to-promise numbers look like? 

Has Realco “overpromised”? 

In your view, should Realco update either the forecast or the production numbers?

Comment on Jack’s approach to order promising. What are the advantages? The disadvantages? 

How would formal master scheduling improve this process? 

What organizational changes would be required?

Following up on Question 2, which do you think is worse, refusing a customer’s order upfront because you don’t have the units available or accepting the order and then failing to deliver? 

What are the implications for master scheduling?

Suppose Realco produces 20,000 breadmakers every week, rather than 40,000 every other week. 

According to the master schedule record, what impact would this have on average inventory levels?

Chapter 13 Case Study: Supply-Chain Challenges in Post-Earthquake Japan

What are some of the advantages of the supply chain used in the Japanese auto industry before the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami? 

What were some of its disadvantages?Is Toyota’s plan for a “foolproof” supply chain consistent with the Lean production philosophy? Explain.

Can you think of any additional ways Toyota (and its competitors in the Japanese auto industry) can improve upon the company’s plan to create a “foolproof” supply chain?

What impact do you think Toyota’s plan will have on the way it handles relationship management in its supply chain?

The Final Paper:Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Must include a separate title page with the following:  

Title of  paper

Student’s name

Course name and number

Instructor’s name

Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.

Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.

Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.

Must use at least four scholarly sources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford Online Library.

Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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