operation management - national cranberry cooperative

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Purpose The purpose of this document is to provide the solution to the National Cranberry Cooperative Case problem. Intended Audience This document will help: Students and instructors to provide the various details regarding the National Cranberry Cooperative Case for Production and Operations Management Assignment.

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Operation ManagememtratioNational Cranberry Cooperative - A Case StudyProduction and Operation Management AssignmentSubmitted by: Kunal Verma (11BM60008) VGSOMVinod Gupta School of Management IIT KharagpurNational Cranberry CooperativeAbout this DocumentPurpose The purpose of this document is to provide the solution to the National Cranberry Cooperative Case problem. Intended Audience This document will help: Students and instructors to provide the various details regarding the National Cranberry Cooperative Case for Production and Operations Management Assignment.Vinod Gupta School of Management IIT KharagpurNational Cranberry CooperativeIntroduction - Process AnalysisWe start by making a process flow diagram for the flow of berries at RP1 from the moment berries arrive at the RP1 in trucks to the moment they leave in RP1 after being bag packed, bulk loaded into trucks or loaded into bulk tins.Fig 1: Process Flow Diagram Vinod Gupta School of Management IIT Kharagpur National Cranberry CooperativeAssumptions and Data:The capacities of the various processes are based on the assumptions or data as shown below: Dumping Capacity Number of Kiwanee Dumpers = 5 Average time taken by truck to load the berries onto Kiwanee Dumpers = 7.5 minutes (Maximum being 10 and minimum being 5 minutes) Average weight of berries in a truck = 75 bbls. Dumping Capacity = 5 * 75 * 60 / 7.5 = 3000 bbls/hr. Holding Bin Capacities Bin No. 1-16 can hold dry berries only up

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