Read Problem 6: The “Monique Food
Processing Company” in Chapter 8 of your text.
Monique Food Processing Company produces light snacks that can be heated in a microwave. The following steps are included in the process:
|2||Measure and place in plastic pouch||175|
|3||Prepare cardboard box||200|
|4||Insert pouch into box||300|
- What is the system capacity, and which is the bottleneck department?
- How much slack (unused capacity) is available in other departments?
- How much system capacity can be gained by adding capacity to the bottleneck?
- What are the key factors that determine when to add capacity?
- Why would an organization want to reduce its capacity?
Make and include calculations. Answer questions a – e. Your initial post should be 400 words.