Operations Management Week Discussion

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WEEK 5



Assignment Questions 1, 2 & 3


1. 
A hospital emergency room averages 50 patients
per shift. A shift is 8 hours long, and the average patient requires 20 minutes
in the exam room.



a.) 
How many exam rooms should the hospital have if
it wishes to maintain a 30 percent capacity cushion?


b.) 
Discuss whether you think a 30 Percent capacity
cushion is appropriate for a hospital emergency room. What factors would you
consider when setting this cushion?


2. 
A fast-food restaurant averages 150 customers
per hour. The average processing time per customer is 90 seconds.



a.) 
Determine how many cash registers the restaurant
should have if it wishes to maintain 10 percent capacity cushion.


b.) 
Discuss whether you think a 10 percent capacity
cushion is appropriate for a fast-food restaurant. Which factors would you
consider when setting this cushion?


3. 
A university has demand for 10,000 classroom
seats per day (one student in one class is a classroom seat). All classrooms
have 50 seats, and the day is considered to be 10 hours long for scheduling
purposes. Each class takes 1 hour. Determine the number of classrooms required
if the university seeks to maintain a 20 percent capacity cushion.



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