Week 6 Final Paper
Focus of the Final Paper
Read the “Space Age Furniture Company” case study in Chapter 9 of your text. Answer the following questions: and include any MRP calculations.
1. What options are open to Coral to address this problem?
2. How would reducing the minimum quantity of subassemblies help?
3. What are the costs of carrying excess items in inventory at each stage?
4. What is the trade-off between overtime costs and inventory costs?
5. Which type(s) of production processing – job shop, batch, repetitive, or continuous – is the primary mode of operation? Explain.
6. In what ways could management keep track of job status and location during production?
7. Can you suggest any changes that might be beneficial to the company or add value for the customer? Wha