OPEN QUESTIONS (10% EACH):
1. What are the objectives of production planning and control?
2. What does MRP stand for?
3. What are the inputs and outputs of this Production Planning System? Explain in detail.
4. What are the Quality Circles? How do they work? Explain with an example.
5. What is master production schedule? Elaborate its importance.
6. What is ISO 9001? Why do companies implement?
7. Mention two types of control charts. What are the characteristics of control charts?
PART 2: CASE STUDY: (30% each question)
Fusta amb Cor has 20 solid wood tables in its warehouse. These tables are very special because you only need 3 types of materials to be developed. These are the solid wood board, four wrought iron legs and 8 screws to assemble the legs to the table. They have just received an order from a chain of restaurants asking for 150 units of these tables for the inauguration of 5 restaurants in a new country. Opening is scheduled for 10 weeks. In their warehouse they have 8 boards in stock, 36 legs and 45 screws. Considering that the table board has a lead time of 2 weeks to produce 25 units and legs of 1 week to produce 80 units. When should the company order the materials? What are the quantities of materials to be ordered?
Respond the questions using the different frameworks reviewed in class.
Submission: 1st December 2020 at 23:59 CEST – Via Moodle (Turnitin).
Weight: This task is 60% of your total grade for this subject.
· Wordcount for both assignments: 2500 words
· Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded of the total wordcount.
· Font: Arial 12,5 pts.
· Text alignment: Justified.
· The in-text References and the Bibliography have to be in Harvard’s citation style.
It assesses the following learning outcomes:
· Outcome 1: describe operations processes design and their management to contextualize and improve production performance.
· Outcome 4: evaluate how to elaborate a master production schedule (MRS) and material requirement planning (MRP).
· Outcome 5: understand quality control components and measures.
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