BSOP 429 All Week Disucssions Questions Devry
BSOP 429 Production Activity Control and Just-in-time All Discussions
Week 1 DQ 1 (How Other Levels of OPC Affect PAC (Graded)
Select one of the five areas of OPC noted in this week’s lecture, and discuss how activities in this area will or could affectPAC. Why do you feel this way? Does any one area of OPC affect PAC more than another? which specific area of PAC is impacted the most by the areas you selected? How does the textbook describe PAC? What are the sections of PAC? And based on the description of PAC from the lecture and textbook, which specific area of PAC is impacted the most by the master production schedule? which specific area of PAC is impacted the most by the master production schedule? are there any other areas of OPC that have a similar impact on OPC?
Week 1 DQ 2 (Compare and Contrast JIT and MRP )
Discuss how or if MRP and JIT affect PAC differently. Do you view these impacts as positive or negative? Why? Do you view the impacts that MRP & JIT has on PAC as positive or negative? And why do you say so? What does the textbook describe as the optimum scenario or manufacturing environment to use MRP? Also, what would be the optimum scenario or manufacturing environment to use JIT?
Week 2 DQ 1 (Lead Times (Graded)
Which of the four lead time elements discussed on page 279 might cause the most difficulty? Why? Why might other lead time elements be less important? What does the textbook say about queue time that may not make it the most difficult to manage? And since it may not be the most difficult, which of the remaining three elements is the most difficult to manage? And why?
Week 2 DQ 2 (Lab 1 Discussion (Graded)
What should the first step be in our Week 2 Lab Assignment? Why? What would the next step be? What are the remaining steps to calculating earliest due date (EDD) as outlined by the lecture? And what pitfalls should we avoid in our calculations for this week’s lab?
Week 3 DQ 1 (Types of Constraints )
As far as PAC is concerned, what is a constraint? Why is it important to be able to identify a constraint in the first place? What are the specific steps to managing constraints as outlined in the textbook and lecture?
Week 3 DQ 2 (Lab 2 Discussion)
What should the first step be in our Week 3 Lab Assignment? Why? What would the next step be? the very first statement of the lab states that Maruchek’s orders average 100 pieces per order What does that mean for your lab?
Week 4 DQ 1 (PAC Feedback )
Select one of the types of feedback that should be provided by PAC and discuss why it is important to have. Are other types of feedback less important? Why would you think so? Of the two types of feedback from PAC, do you think one is more important than the other? And why do you say so?
Week 4 DQ 2 (Lab 3 Discussion )
What should the first step be in our Week 4 Lab Assignment? Why? What should be the next step? are there any pitfalls we should avoid when calculating our front load schedule lab? So, are there any pitfalls that we should avoid when we’re building this week’s front load schedule?
Week 5 DQ 1 (Using cellular manufacturing)
What are they referring to when they suggest we use “cellular manufacturing”, and why would we use this methodology? What do you think will be the biggest challenge to implementing cellular manufacturing? What insights do the textbook offer?
Week 5 DQ 2 (Lab 4 Assignment )
What should the first step be in our Week 5 Lab Assignment? Why? What should be the next step? are there any other pitfalls to avoid with the kanban formula? What else about your post on the daily usage is an extremely important point to consider for your
Week 6 DQ 1 (Supply Chain for JIT Operations)
JIT places certain new demands on the supply chain. At the same time, it provides much more simplified procedures and transactions. Discuss both the new demands and simplifications in the supply chain for JIT operations.
Week 6 DQ 2 (Lab 5 Assignment )
What should the first step be in our Week 6 Lab Assignment (5 of 6 labs)? Why? What should be the next step? Are there any other pitfalls to avoid? How do these points about operating bottlenecks impact WIP reporting?
Week 7 DQ 1 (Implementation)
Is the implementation of JIT different than the implementation of other supply chain management systems discussed in Chapter 10A of our text? What cautions should be taken when introducing a JIT system for the first time? What should be avoided?
Week 7 DQ 2 (Lab 6 Assignment)
What should the first step be in our Week 7 Lab Assignment (6 of 6 Labs)? Why? What should be the next step? what specific pitfalls should be avoided when calculating this week’s lab on CPM? what suggestions can you give your classmates to avoid these pitfalls?
BSOP 429 All Week Disucssions Questions Devry