Design and Capacity. How is process selection related to product design and capacity determination? Your initial post should be 200-250 words.

BUS 644 Week 3 Outsourcing

Outsourcing. Outsourcing, especially to low labor-cost countries, has grown substantially. What are the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing? Include and describe a product or service of a specific low labor-cost country as an example. Include a recommendation/conclusion based on the research. Answer the question in a two to four (2-4) page in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Provide at least two (2) scholarly sources from the Ashford Library or other external sources, excluding the textbook. Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points), and supported with the concepts outlined in your text. Do not include the original questions of the assignment in the paper.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

BUS 644 Week 3 DQ 1

Suppliers. Should a firm attempt to have fewer or more suppliers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach? Your initial post should be 200-250 words.

BUS 644 Week 3 DQ 2

Forecasting Methods. Read Problem 6 in Chapter 6 of your textbook. Calculate and answer parts a through d. Include all calculations and spreadsheets in your post. Explain why the moving average method was used instead of another forecasting method. What might be another forecasting method that could prove to be just as useful? Your initial post should be 200-250 words.

Week 4

BUS 644 Week 4 Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity

Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity. Read the “Beck Manufacturing” case study in Chapter 8 of your text. Answer questions one through three in a two- to- four page paper in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Calculate the capacity of each machine center and the capacity of the system.
If Beck wants to expand capacity, where should he focus the company’s efforts? How much extra capacity can he get without causing another operation to become the bottleneck?
How may Mr. Beck expand capacity without purchasing new equipment? Be specific.
Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points), and supported with any formulas, calculations, and concepts outlined in your text. Do not include the original questions of the assignment in the paper.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

BUS 644 Week 4 DQ 1

Process Selection: Product Design and Capacity. How is process selection related to product design and capacity determination? Your initial post should be 200-250 words.

BUS 644 Week 4 DQ 2

Monique Food Processing Company and Capacity. 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: Steps

Description

Capacity (Units/Hour)

1

Prepare food

200

2

Measure and place in plastic pouch

175

3

Prepare cardboard box

200

4

Insert pouch into box

300

5

Shrink-wrap box

200

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