Embry Riddle Mgmt651 All Assignments

1. 5Using the online databases available from the Hunt Library, locate and read one peer-reviewed journal article related to an aviation or aerospace application of one of the chapter themes: How to build a SIPOC diagramHow to construct strategy mapsDimensions of competitive advantageMeasuring and tracking productivityWrite a one page summary of the article. Provide a current APA-formatted reference to accompany the summary. 1. 6Review and reflect upon this module’s text, discussion board postings, and journal article summaries. Write a two to three page paper discussing at least two practices presented in the module and relating how these could be applied to a real-world situation in your workplace, an aviation organization, or aerospace-related organization. Format for Assignment: Title PageWrite Questions and AnswersReference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)2. 3Instructions: Format for Problem Set: 1. Title page2. Write Questions and Answers3. Reference page (if needed and add citations for every reference)Answers to these questions are found in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Chapter 1: 1. As the field of OSCM has advanced, new concepts have been applied to help companies compete in number of ways, including the advertisement of firm’s products or services. One recent concept to gain the attention of companies is promoting sustainability. Discuss how you have seen the idea of sustainability used by companies to advertise their goods or services. 2. A manufacturing company has entered into a new contract with a major supplier of raw materials used in the manufacturing process. Under the new arrangement, called vendor managed inventory, the supplier manages its raw material inventory inside the manufacturer’s plant, and only bills the manufacturer when the manufacturer consumes the raw material. How is this likely to affect the manufacturer’s inventory turnover ratio?Chapter 2: 3. Match the following common risks with the appropriate mitigation strategy: ______Country risksA. Detailed tracking, alternate suppliers______Regulatory risksBCareful selection and monitoring of suppliers______Logistics failureC. Contingency planning, insurance______Natural disasterD. Good legal advice, compliance______Major quality failureE. Currency4. An electronics company makes communications devices for military contracts. The company just completed two contracts. The navy contract was for 2,300 devices and took 25 workers two weeks (40 hours per week) to complete. The army contract was for 5,500 devices that were produced by 35 workers in three weeks. On which contract were the workers more productive?Chapter 3: 5. Describe the generic product development process described in the chapter. How does the process change for technology-push products?6. What factors must be traded off in the product development process before introducing a new product?Chapter 4: 7. The following activities are part of a project to be scheduled using CPM: ActivityImmediate PredecessorTime (Weeks)A___6BA3CA7DC2EB, D4FD3GE, F7a. Draw the network. b. What is the critical path?c. How many weeks will it take to complete the project?d. How much slack does activity B have?8. For the network shown: . gif”>a. Determine the critical path and the early completion time in weeks for the project. b. For the data shown, reduce the project completion time by three weeks. Assume a linear cost per week shortened, and show, step by step, how you arrived at your schedule. ActivityNormal TimeNormal CostCrash TimeCrash CostA5$7,0003$13,000B10$12,0007$18,000C8$5,0007$7,000D6$4,0005$5,000E7$3,0006$6,000F4$6,0003$7,000G4$7,0003$9,000Chapter 5: 9. What are some capacity balance problems faced by the following organizations or facilities?a. An airline terminalb. A university computing labc. A clothing manufacturer10. Refer to Exhibit 5. 6 on page 120 in your textbook. Why6 is it that the critical zone begins at a utilization rate of about 70 percent in a typical service operation? Draw upon your own experiences as either a customer or a server in common service establishments. 3. 4Instructions: Format for Problem Set: 1. Title page2. Write Questions and Answers3. Reference page (if needed and add citations for every reference)Answers to these questions are found in Chapters 6, 7, 10, and 11Chapter 6: 1. What relationship is there between learning curves and productivity measurement?2. One manufacturer has seen a typical learning percentage of 90 percent in the firm. It has recently found out that a competitor has a percentage of 85 percent. What do you think about this?Chapter 7: 3. What is a customer order decoupling point? Why is it important?4. It has been noted that during World War II Germany made a critical mistake by having its formidable Tiger tanks produced by locomotive manufacturers, while the less formidable U. S. Sherman tank was produced by American car manufacturers. Use the product-process matrix to explain that mistake and its likely result. 5. Why is it that reducing the number of moves, delays, and storages in a manufacturing process is a good thing? Can they be completely eliminated?Chapter 10: 6. Students arrive at the Administrative Services Office at an average of one every 15 minutes, and their requests take on average 10 minutes to be processed. The service counter is staffed by only one clerk, Judy Gumshoes, who works eight hours per day. Assume Poisson arrivals and exponential service times. a. What percentage of time is Judy idle?b. How much time, on average, does a student spend waiting in line?c. How long is the (waiting) line on average?d. What is the probability that an arriving student (just before entering the Administrative Services Office) will find at least one other student waiting in line?7. A cafeteria serving line has a coffee urn from which customers serve themselves. Arrivals at the urn follow a Poisson distribution at the rate of three per minute. In serving themselves, customers take about 15 seconds, exponentially distributed. a. How many customers would you expect to see on the average at the coffee urn?b. How long would you expect it to take to get a cup of coffee?c. What percentage of time is the urn being used?d. What is the probability that three or more people are in the cafeteria?e. If the cafeteria installs an automatic vendor that dispenses a cup of coffee at a constant time of 15 seconds, how does this change your answers to (a) and (b)?Chapter 11: 8. Describe cycle time as it relates to business processes. Why is it important to the management of business processes? How does it relate to concepts like productivity and capacity utilization?9. Explain how having more work-in-process inventory can improve the efficiency of a process. How can this be bad?10. From your own experiences, compare the process of your favorite bricks and mortar department store and a comparable online retailer. What advantages does each have over the other for the company? How about for you, the customer?3. 6Review and reflect upon this module’s text, discussion board postings, and journal article summaries. Write a two to three page paper on one of the following: The benefits and challenges of ‘make to stock’ versus ‘make to order’Methods used to measure process performanceRefer to the course textbook and at least one additional reference in your paper. Format for Assignment: Title PageWrite Questions and AnswersReference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)5. 2Write a three to four page paper that discusses the benefits of utilizing the quality tools that you constructed in Module 4. Discuss how utilizing internal consultants might add to the understanding of competitive advantage, supply chain performance, and controlling improvements. Refer to the course textbook and at least one additional reference in your paper. Format for Assignment: Title PageWrite Questions and AnswersReference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)5. 3Using the online databases available from the . erau. edu/home. html”>Hunt Library (Links to an external site. ), locate and read two peer-reviewed journal articles related to an aviation or aerospace application of two of the topics (one article per topic) listed below. Supply chain performanceProductivity and competitive advantageUtilizing ‘internal consultants’ within your organizationQuality and quality controlWrite two, one page journal article summaries. Provide a current APA-formatted reference to accompany the summary. 6. 6Instructions: Format for Problem Set: 1. Title page2. Write Questions and Answers3. Reference page (if needed and add citations for every reference)Answers to these questions are found in Chapters 15, 17, 18, 20, and 21Chapter 15: 1. List five major reasons why a new electronic components manufacturing firm should move into your city or town. 2. How do facility location decisions differ for service facilities and manufacturing plants?Chapter 17: 3. Explain how an ERP system can improve the evaluation and analysis of performance metrics. 4. What supply chain metric measures how many complete orders were filled and shipped on time?Chapter 18: 5. It is a common saying that the only thing certain about a forecast is that it will be wrong. What is meant by this?6. What sorts of risks do you see in reliance on the Internet in the use of Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)?Chapter 20: 7. Distinguish between dependent and independent demand in a McDonald’s restaurant, in an integrated manufacturer of personal copiers, and in a pharmaceutical supply house. 8. Which type of inventory system would you use in the following situations?a. Supplying your kitchen with fresh food. b. Obtaining a daily newspaper. c. Buying gas for your car. To which of these items do you impute the highest stockout cost?Chapter 21: 9. Explain the need for time fences in the master production schedule. 10. Why is the MRP process referred to as an “explosion”?6. 7Write and submit a three to four page paper on the benefits of translating, and how to translate, business plans into labor and production output plans to minimize the cost of resources. Refer to the course textbook and at least one additional reference in your paper. Format for Assignment: Title PageWrite Questions and AnswersReference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)7. 3Instructions: Format for Problem Set: 1. Title page2. Write Questions and Answers3. Reference page (if needed and add citations for every reference)Answers to these questions are found in Chapters 19, 22, and 23Chapter 19: 1. Major operations and supply planning activities can be grouped into categories based on the relevant time range of the activity. Into what time range category does sales and operations planning fit?2. In the agriculture industry, migrant workers are commonly employed to pick crops ready for harvest. They are hired as needed and are laid off once the crops are picked. The realities of the industry make this approach necessary. Which production planning strategy best describes this approach?3. Which of the four costs relevant to aggregate production planning is the most difficult to accurately measure?Chapter 22: 4. What are the objectives of workcenter scheduling?5. Why does batching cause so much trouble in workcenters?6. Why is managing bottlenecks so important in workcenter scheduling?Chapter 23: 7. State the global performance measurements and operational performance measurements and briefly define each of them. How do these differ from traditional accounting measurements?8. Individually or in a small group, examine your own experiences either working in a company or as a customer of a company. Describe an instance where TOC was successfully applied to improve a process, or where you saw the potential for TOC to improve the process. 9. Compare and contrast JIT, MRP, and synchronized manufacturing, stating their main features, such as where each is or might be used, amounts of raw materials and work-in-process inventories, production lead times and cycle times, and methods for control. 10. Discuss what is meant by forward loading and backward loading. 8. 3Write a three to five page paper that evaluates what you have mastered in this course. Develop and include a plan for future personal and professional improvement in the areas of production and procurement in the aviation and/or aerospace industries. Format for Assignment: Title PageWrite Questions and AnswersReference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)8. 4Write a two to three page paper illustrating how you would apply subject matter knowledge (i. e. , those areas that you have mastered in this course) to real world situations and scenarios. Format for Assignment: Title PageWrite Questions and AnswersReference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)

EMBRY RIDDLE MGMT651 ALL ASSIGNMENTS

Question
1.5
Using the online databases available from the Hunt Library, locate and read one peer-reviewed journal article related to an aviation or aerospace application of one of the chapter themes:

How to build a SIPOC diagram
How to construct strategy maps
Dimensions of competitive advantage
Measuring and tracking productivity
Write a one page summary of the article. Provide a current APA-formatted reference to accompany the summary.

1.6
Review and reflect upon this module’s text, discussion board postings, and journal article summaries. Write a two to three page paper discussing at least two practices presented in the module and relating how these could be applied to a real-world situation in your workplace, an aviation organization, or aerospace-related organization.

Format for Assignment:

Title Page
Write Questions and Answers
Reference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)
2.3

Instructions:

Format for Problem Set:

1. Title page

2. Write Questions and Answers

3. Reference page (if needed and add citations for every reference)

Answers to these questions are found in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Chapter 1:

1. As the field of OSCM has advanced, new concepts have been applied to help companies compete in number of ways, including the advertisement of firm’s products or services. One recent concept to gain the attention of companies is promoting sustainability. Discuss how you have seen the idea of sustainability used by companies to advertise their goods or services.

2. A manufacturing company has entered into a new contract with a major supplier of raw materials used in the manufacturing process. Under the new arrangement, called vendor managed inventory, the supplier manages its raw material inventory inside the manufacturer’s plant, and only bills the manufacturer when the manufacturer consumes the raw material. How is this likely to affect the manufacturer’s inventory turnover ratio?

Chapter 2:

3. Match the following common risks with the appropriate mitigation strategy:

______

Country risks

A.

Detailed tracking, alternate suppliers

______

Regulatory risks

B

Careful selection and monitoring of suppliers

______

Logistics failure

C.

Contingency planning, insurance

______

Natural disaster

D.

Good legal advice, compliance

______

Major quality failure

E.

Currency

4. An electronics company makes communications devices for military contracts. The company just completed two contracts. The navy contract was for 2,300 devices and took 25 workers two weeks (40 hours per week) to complete. The army contract was for 5,500 devices that were produced by 35 workers in three weeks. On which contract were the workers more productive?

Chapter 3:

5. Describe the generic product development process described in the chapter. How does the process change for technology-push products?

6. What factors must be traded off in the product development process before introducing a new product?

Chapter 4:

7. The following activities are part of a project to be scheduled using CPM:

Activity

Immediate Predecessor

Time (Weeks)

A

___

6

B

A

3

C

A

7

D

C

2

E

B, D

4

F

D

3

G

E, F

7

a. Draw the network.

b. What is the critical path?

c. How many weeks will it take to complete the project?

d. How much slack does activity B have?

8. For the network shown:

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a. Determine the critical path and the early completion time in weeks for the project.

b. For the data shown, reduce the project completion time by three weeks. Assume a linear cost per week shortened, and show, step by step, how you arrived at your schedule.

Activity

Normal Time

Normal Cost

Crash Time

Crash Cost

A

5

$7,000

3

$13,000

B

10

$12,000

7

$18,000

C

8

$5,000

7

$7,000

D

6

$4,000

5

$5,000

E

7

$3,000

6

$6,000

F

4

$6,000

3

$7,000

G

4

$7,000

3

$9,000

Chapter 5:

9. What are some capacity balance problems faced by the following organizations or facilities?

a. An airline terminal

b. A university computing lab

c. A clothing manufacturer

10. Refer to Exhibit 5.6 on page 120 in your textbook. Why6 is it that the critical zone begins at a utilization rate of about 70 percent in a typical service operation? Draw upon your own experiences as either a customer or a server in common service establishments.

3.4

Instructions:

Format for Problem Set:

1. Title page

2. Write Questions and Answers

3. Reference page (if needed and add citations for every reference)

Answers to these questions are found in Chapters 6, 7, 10, and 11

Chapter 6:

1. What relationship is there between learning curves and productivity measurement?

2. One manufacturer has seen a typical learning percentage of 90 percent in the firm. It has recently found out that a competitor has a percentage of 85 percent. What do you think about this?

Chapter 7:

3. What is a customer order decoupling point? Why is it important?

4. It has been noted that during World War II Germany made a critical mistake by having its formidable Tiger tanks produced by locomotive manufacturers, while the less formidable U. S. Sherman tank was produced by American car manufacturers. Use the product-process matrix to explain that mistake and its likely result.

5. Why is it that reducing the number of moves, delays, and storages in a manufacturing process is a good thing? Can they be completely eliminated?

Chapter 10:

6. Students arrive at the Administrative Services Office at an average of one every 15 minutes, and their requests take on average 10 minutes to be processed. The service counter is staffed by only one clerk, Judy Gumshoes, who works eight hours per day. Assume Poisson arrivals and exponential service times.

a. What percentage of time is Judy idle?

b. How much time, on average, does a student spend waiting in line?

c. How long is the (waiting) line on average?

d. What is the probability that an arriving student (just before entering the Administrative Services Office) will find at least one other student waiting in line?

7. A cafeteria serving line has a coffee urn from which customers serve themselves. Arrivals at the urn follow a Poisson distribution at the rate of three per minute. In serving themselves, customers take about 15 seconds, exponentially distributed.

a. How many customers would you expect to see on the average at the coffee urn?

b. How long would you expect it to take to get a cup of coffee?

c. What percentage of time is the urn being used?

d. What is the probability that three or more people are in the cafeteria?

e. If the cafeteria installs an automatic vendor that dispenses a cup of coffee at a constant time of 15 seconds, how does this change your answers to (a) and (b)?

Chapter 11:

8. Describe cycle time as it relates to business processes. Why is it important to the management of business processes? How does it relate to concepts like productivity and capacity utilization?

9. Explain how having more work-in-process inventory can improve the efficiency of a process. How can this be bad?

10. From your own experiences, compare the process of your favorite bricks and mortar department store and a comparable online retailer. What advantages does each have over the other for the company? How about for you, the customer?

3.6
Review and reflect upon this module’s text, discussion board postings, and journal article summaries. Write a two to three page paper on one of the following:

The benefits and challenges of ‘make to stock’ versus ‘make to order’
Methods used to measure process performance
Refer to the course textbook and at least one additional reference in your paper.

Format for Assignment:

Title Page
Write Questions and Answers
Reference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)
5.2
Write a three to four page paper that discusses the benefits of utilizing the quality tools that you constructed in Module 4. Discuss how utilizing internal consultants might add to the understanding of competitive advantage, supply chain performance, and controlling improvements.

Refer to the course textbook and at least one additional reference in your paper.

Format for Assignment:

Title Page
Write Questions and Answers
Reference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)
5.3

Using the online databases available from the .erau.edu/home.html”>Hunt Library (Links to an external site.), locate and read two peer-reviewed journal articles related to an aviation or aerospace application of two of the topics (one article per topic) listed below.

Supply chain performance
Productivity and competitive advantage
Utilizing ‘internal consultants’ within your organization
Quality and quality control
Write two, one page journal article summaries. Provide a current APA-formatted reference to accompany the summary.

6.6
Instructions:

Format for Problem Set:

1. Title page

2. Write Questions and Answers

3. Reference page (if needed and add citations for every reference)

Answers to these questions are found in Chapters 15, 17, 18, 20, and 21

Chapter 15:

1. List five major reasons why a new electronic components manufacturing firm should move into your city or town.

2. How do facility location decisions differ for service facilities and manufacturing plants?

Chapter 17:

3. Explain how an ERP system can improve the evaluation and analysis of performance metrics.

4. What supply chain metric measures how many complete orders were filled and shipped on time?

Chapter 18:

5. It is a common saying that the only thing certain about a forecast is that it will be wrong. What is meant by this?

6. What sorts of risks do you see in reliance on the Internet in the use of Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)?

Chapter 20:

7. Distinguish between dependent and independent demand in a McDonald’s restaurant, in an integrated manufacturer of personal copiers, and in a pharmaceutical supply house.

8. Which type of inventory system would you use in the following situations?

a. Supplying your kitchen with fresh food.

b. Obtaining a daily newspaper.

c. Buying gas for your car.

To which of these items do you impute the highest stockout cost?

Chapter 21:

9. Explain the need for time fences in the master production schedule.

10.Why is the MRP process referred to as an “explosion”?

6.7
Write and submit a three to four page paper on the benefits of translating, and how to translate, business plans into labor and production output plans to minimize the cost of resources.

Refer to the course textbook and at least one additional reference in your paper.

Format for Assignment:

Title Page
Write Questions and Answers
Reference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)
7.3
Instructions:

Format for Problem Set:

1. Title page

2. Write Questions and Answers

3. Reference page (if needed and add citations for every reference)

Answers to these questions are found in Chapters 19, 22, and 23

Chapter 19:

1. Major operations and supply planning activities can be grouped into categories based on the relevant time range of the activity. Into what time range category does sales and operations planning fit?

2. In the agriculture industry, migrant workers are commonly employed to pick crops ready for harvest. They are hired as needed and are laid off once the crops are picked. The realities of the industry make this approach necessary. Which production planning strategy best describes this approach?

3. Which of the four costs relevant to aggregate production planning is the most difficult to accurately measure?

Chapter 22:

4. What are the objectives of workcenter scheduling?

5. Why does batching cause so much trouble in workcenters?

6. Why is managing bottlenecks so important in workcenter scheduling?

Chapter 23:

7. State the global performance measurements and operational performance measurements and briefly define each of them. How do these differ from traditional accounting measurements?

8. Individually or in a small group, examine your own experiences either working in a company or as a customer of a company. Describe an instance where TOC was successfully applied to improve a process, or where you saw the potential for TOC to improve the process.

9. Compare and contrast JIT, MRP, and synchronized manufacturing, stating their main features, such as where each is or might be used, amounts of raw materials and work-in-process inventories, production lead times and cycle times, and methods for control.

10. Discuss what is meant by forward loading and backward loading.

8.3
Write a three to five page paper that evaluates what you have mastered in this course. Develop and include a plan for future personal and professional improvement in the areas of production and procurement in the aviation and/or aerospace industries.

Format for Assignment:

Title Page
Write Questions and Answers
Reference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)
8.4
Write a two to three page paper illustrating how you would apply subject matter knowledge (i.e., those areas that you have mastered in this course) to real world situations and scenarios.

Format for Assignment:

Title Page
Write Questions and Answers
Reference Page (If needed/add citations for every reference)