Pm assess iv | Operations Management homework help

 

Question 1  

 

Read the Process Strategy at Wheeled Coach case study on page 294 of the textbook.

 

Why do you think major auto manufacturers do not build ambulances?

 

What is an alternative process strategy to the assembly line that Wheeled Coach currently uses?

 

How does Wheeled Coach manage the tasks to be performed at each work station?

 

Your response should be at least 500 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 2

 

State the fundamental objective of a firm’s location strategy. How do industrial or goods-producing firms carry out this basic objective; how does that differ for service firms?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 3

 

How do service facility location decisions differ from industrial location decisions in terms of the techniques used to analyze them? How do you explain these differences?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

 Course Textbook

 

Heizer, J., & Render, B. (2013). Operations management: Sustainability and supply chain management (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

 

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