Operations and Supply Management

Aug 8th, 2014
Anonymous
Category:
Accounting
Price: $35 USD

Question description

You are the branch operations manager for a leading manufacturing company. The following are the bill of materials (BOM), Master Production Schedule, and Inventory Record Sheet for one of your products.

BOM

Product: Travel Coffee Cup

Item

Quantity Required

Rubber coaster

1

Handle

1

Insulated insert

1

Exterior cup form

1

Lid

1

Master Production Schedule

Travel Coffee Cup

Week

1

2

3

4

5

6

600

550

700

475

500

800

Inventory Record Sheet

Item

On-Hand Balance

Lead Time (in weeks)

Rubber coaster

75

4

Handle

200

3

Insulated insert

150

7

Exterior cup form

250

1

Lid

100

6

Perform an analysis to determine the appropriate quantities of materials to be ordered or made and the lead time phasing to:

  • Ensure that appropriate quantities of materials are ordered at the appropriate time.
  • Ensure the availability of the materials on hand for production.

Create a report to present the results to your area head. Your analysis should include the following:

  • What quantity do you recommend? Why?
  • How did you arrive at the appropriate quantity of materials to be ordered or made?
  • What measures do you suggest to ensure that appropriate quantities are ordered at a particular time?
  • How will your measures ensure the availability of the materials on hand for production?
  • How will you account for any wastage?
  • If the demand for a product increases suddenly, how will you account for the sudden need of materials?
Using the APA format, cite the sources you use on a separate page

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