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BSOP 334 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1
Production Scheduling (graded)
What is the role of master production scheduling in manufacturing planning and control? What other areas interface with it?
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2
Aggregate Planning (graded)
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What is aggregate planning? Why might it be important to the master production scheduler?
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1
Is inventory an asset or a liability? How do we determine if it is an asset or a liability? Might the determination be different for different people in the same organization? Please discuss, providing specific examples.
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2
Order Timing (graded)
Why is reorder timing so important to a business? Is it more important than when we decide to refill our cars with gas, or the refrigerator with food? Why?
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1
MRP Process (graded)
Discuss the inputs required for the MRP process and the role played by the bill of materials.
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 2
Bill of Materials (graded)
How is the bill of materials structured, and why is low-level coding used?
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1
Material Requirements Planning (graded)
How does MRP fit in the overall master planning system? Where does it fit with the other parts of the system?
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2
MRP Dynamics (graded)
How does MRP reflect the changing conditions of the shop floor? Why is it important that these transactions be processed properly? This section lists options that can be used to view responses.
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1
MRP II & ERP (graded)
How does an MRP-II system or an ERP system help a company be more successful in managing its business and achieving its strategic objectives? Relate this to actual situations of companies you are familiar with.
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2
Supply Chain Management (graded)
It is said that successful supply chain management will help the various organizations that are part of the same supply chain operate like a flock of birds, which can suddenly turn in unison as the lead birds change direction! Please elaborate on this saying, and explain why is this good for those organizations, the end user, and the industry at large? How does it work?
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1
Rough-Cut Capacity Planning (graded)
Compare and contrast rough-cut capacity planning with CRP.
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2
How does CRP relate to the MPS? How does a nervous MPS affect CRP?
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 7 Discussion
Lean Systems (graded)
What are the three basic principles of lean systems, and how do they support each other in achieving lean-system goals?
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 8 Discussion
Global Competitiveness in Operations (graded)
It is said that the U.S. economy is turning into a service economy, as opposed to service and manufacturing. Much of U.S. manufacturing has been outsourced to cheap labor markets, which also operate at higher productivity levels than U.S. manufacturing. Is this a lost battle, or can we regain our advantage? Suggest some strategies and tactics that may make this possible.
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 1 Homework
Chapter 1: Critical Thinking Exercise 2 (p. 37)
Chapter 2: Discussion & Review Question 2 (p. 64), Problem 3 (p. 65)
Chapter 11: Discussion & Review Questions: 3 & 7 (p. 502, p. 503), Problem 4 (p. 503)
Please answer each assigned question completely, and be sure to spell-check before posting your assignment. Your assignment must be submitted as a MS Word document.
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 2 Homework
Chapter 13: Discussion & Review Questions: 3, 6, 10, 11, & 14 (p. 601)
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 3 Homework
Discussion and Review Questions: 1, 2, 3a, 3b, & 3c (p. 542), Case: Promotional Novelties (p. 549)
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 4 Homework
Chapter 12: Discussion and Review Questions: 8 & 13 (p. 542), Critical Thinking Exercise 1 (p. 543), Problem 14 (p. 547)
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 5 Homework
Chapter 12: Discussion and Review Questions: 11, 14, 15, & 16 (p. 542) Chapter 15: Discussion and Review Questions: 5, 9, & 11 (p. 695)
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 6 Homework
Chapter 5: Discussion and Review Questions: 1, 2, 6, 11, & 15 (p. 208), Problem 13 (p. 210)
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page.
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 7 Homework
Chapter 14: Discussion and Review Questions: 2, 3, 4, 5, & 8 (pp. 650-651) Chapter 16: Discussion and Review Questions: 1, 5, 7, & 8 (p. 732)
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 1 iLab 1
Lab 1 of 7: Overview of Operations Planning & Control and Aggregate Planning
Note! Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. (See the Syllabus section "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due dates.)
Template and Tutorials
Please use the following Excel template and the tutorials below. They will help you work on the assignment listed at the bottom of this page.
.equella.ecollege.com/file/657f8ca2-d57c-462b-87fb-7c0e9845729b/1/documents--AggregatePlanningTemplatescorrected.xlt">Aggregate Planning Template
Click the links below to view the tutorials. Please be patient as it takes time to download each tutorial.
.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0073525251/354902/tutorial1.html">Using Templates (Time: 6 min, 46 sec)
.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0073525251/354902/tutorial2.html">Introducing Excel (Time: 9 min, 27 sec)
.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0073525251/354902/tutorial7.html">Aggregate Planning (Time: 12 min, 21 sec)
.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0073525251/354902/tutorial5.html">Transportation Model (Time: 5 min, 28 sec)
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 2 iLab 2
Lab 2 of 7: Determining Order Quantity for Lowest Total Cost
Please use the following Excel template and the tutorials below. These will help you work on the assignment listed at the bottom of this page.
.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0073525251/354902/tutorial6.html">Inventory (Time: 6 min, 31 sec)
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 3 iLab 3
Lab 3 of 7: Bill of Materials
Please use the components requirement sheet of the Excel template. It will help you work on the assignment listed at the bottom of this page.
.equella.ecollege.com/file/876f52fd-898a-4563-8b08-385ffaf177d0/1/documents--ch13.xlt">MRP and ERP
Complete the following problems:
Chapter 12: Problems 1, 2, and 3 (pp. 543-544)
See the Syllabus section "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information.
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 4 iLab 4
Lab 4 of 7: Material Requirements Planning and Dependent Demand
.equella.ecollege.com/file/a7dc5855-8cce-462b-90d1-f190999c6ff5/1/documents--ch14.xlt">MRP and ERP
Chapter 12: Problems 8, 10, 12, & 13 (pp. 545-547)
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 5 iLab 5
Lab 5 of 7: MRP Complicating Factors and MRP-II, ERP, & Supply Chain Management
.equella.ecollege.com/file/be8a3633-77d3-4f8f-b3e8-1aa274cf3a3a/1/documents--ch14.xlt">MRP and ERP
Chapter 12: Problems 5, 6, & 7 (pp. 544-545)
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 6 iLab 6
Lab 6 of 7: Strategic Capacity Planning and CRP Logic
.equella.ecollege.com/file/b34f7a26-7c66-4365-b8ac-f269caffa435/1/documents--ch05.xlt">Strategic Capacity Planning for Products and Services (for Chapter 5 problems)
.equella.ecollege.com/file/b34f7a26-7c66-4365-b8ac-f269caffa435/1/documents--ch14.xlt">MRP and ERP (for Chapter 12 problems)
Chapter 5: Problems 1 & 3 (pp. 208-209)
Chapter 12: Problems 15 & 16 (pp. 547-548)
BSOP 334 DeVry Week 7 iLab 7
Lab 7 of 7: Scheduling, Production Activity Control, and Lean Operations
.equella.ecollege.com/file/729a298f-4a34-4a22-9262-e2a76e1dba97/1/documents--ch16.xlt">Scheduling (for Chapter 16 problems)
.equella.ecollege.com/file/729a298f-4a34-4a22-9262-e2a76e1dba97/1/documents--ch15.xlt">JIT & Lean Operations (for Chapter 14 problems)
Chapter 14: Problems 4 & 6 (pp. 651-652)
Chapter 16: Problems 3, 7, & 8 (pp. 733-734)
BSOP 334 DeVry Final Exam
Question 1.1. (TCO 1) Define product package. (Points : 5)
The exterior wrapping
The shipping container
A combination of goods and services
Goods in a manufacturing organization
Customer relations in a service organization
Question 2.2. (TCO 1) All of the following statements are not true about systems approach, except (Points : 5)
a systems viewpoint is almost always beneficial in decision making.
a systems approach emphasizes interrelationships among subsystems.
a systems approach concentrates on efficiency within subsystems.
a systems approach is essential whenever something is being redesigned or improved.
All of the above are true.
Question 3.3. (TCOs 3 & 6) The practice of cycle counting has as its main purpose (Points : 5)
to count all the items in inventory.
to count bicycles and motorcycles in inventory.
to reduce discrepancies between inventory records and actual inventory.
to reduce theft.
to count 10% of the items each month.
Question 4.4. (TCOs 3 & 6) Which one of the following is most relevant for the EOQ model? (Points : 5)
Ordering items with dependent demand
Determining safety stock
Ordering perishable items
Determining fixed interval order quantities
Determining fixed order quantities
Question 5.5. (TCO 2) The subassemblies and components that are needed to produce and/or assemble a product can be displayed as (Points : 5)
an assembly time chart.
a product structure tree.
a Gantt chart.
Question 6.6. (TCO 2) The process of identifying parent items in MRP is called (Points : 5)
Question 7.7. (TCOs 4, 5, & 6) Which MRP input lists the assemblies, subassemblies, parts, and raw materials needed to produce one unit of finished product? (Points : 5)
Master production schedule
Bill of materials
Question 8.8. (TCOs 4, 5, & 6) All of the following are true concerning MRP II, except which one? (Points : 5)
It is basically a computerized system.
It can handle complex planning and scheduling quickly.
It involves other functional areas in the production planning process.
It involves capacity planning.
It produces a production plan that includes all resources required.
Question 9.9. (TCOs 5, 7, & 9) Which of the following is NOT included in logistics? (Points : 5)
The movement of materials within a production facility
Incoming shipments of goods or materials
Outgoing shipments of goods or materials
Returned goods processing
Question 10.10. (TCOs 5, 7, 9) RFID chips:
(I) are used to track goods in distribution.
(II) are used to track job progress in production.
(III) are used to provide special instructions to operators.
(IV) can be used in inventory record keeping. (Points : 5)
II and III only
I and II only
II, III, and IV
I, II, and IV
Question 11.11. (TCOs 5, 7, & 9) Actively managing the supply chains is more desirable for business organizations due in part to (Points : 5)
more potential vendors.
Question 12.12. (TCOs 11, 12, 13, & 14) An alternative will have fixed costs of $10,000 per month, variable costs of $50 per unit, and revenue of $70 per unit. The break-even point volume is (Points : 5)
None of these
Question 13.13. (TCOs 11, 12, 13, & 14) For fixed costs of $2,000, revenue per unit of $2, and variable cost per unit of $1.60, the break-even quantity is (Points : 5)
Question 14.14. (TCOs 11, 12, 13, & 14) If the output rate is increased, but the average unit costs also increase, then we are experiencing (Points : 5)
economies of scale.
diseconomies of scale.
step-function scale up.
Question 15.15. (TCOs 10, 15, & 16) Which of the following qualifies as a work center? (Points : 5)
Group of machines
All of the above
Question 16.16. (TCOs 10, 15, & 16) The cycle time for a standard container, which holds 90 jars, averages 45 minutes. If the jar-filling workstations use 3,200 glass jars each 8 hours of production, and management uses an efficiency factor of 20%, how many containers should be used? (Points : 5)
Question 1.1.(TCO 1) Based on the data below, develop an aggregate plan for the next six months that uses inventory, regular time and overtime, as well as back orders. The plan must wind up with no units in ending inventory in Period 6.
- Regular time capacity is 150 units per month.
- Overtime capacity is 20 units per month.
- Overtime cost is $30 per unit.
- Back order cost is $20 per unit.
- Inventory holding cost is $5 per unit.
- Regular time cost is $20 per unit.
- Beginning inventory is zero.
(Points : 30)
Question 2.2.(TCO 1) Evaluate the statement that managers should most often rely on quantitative rather than qualitative techniques for important decisions since quantitative approaches result in more accurate decisions. Cite examples to back up your argument. (Points : 20)
Question 3.3.(TCOs 3 & 6) Every Saturday, a bakery orders three cake-to-go wedding cakes to accommodate last minute purchases. Demand for the cakes can be described by a Poisson distribution that has a mean of two. The cakes cost $10 each to prepare, and they sell for $26 each. Any cakes that haven't been sold by the end of the day are sold for half price the next day. Usually, half of those are sold and the rest are tossed. What stocking level would be appropriate?(Points : 20)
Question 5.5.(TCOs 4, 5, & 6) In the following scenario, when should an order for carved chocolate eggs be released?
Bunny Helpers, Inc. has just received an order for 100 Deluxe Easter Baskets, which must be ready for delivery at the start of Week 6. An MRP planner has prepared the following table showing product structure, lead times (orders are lot-for-lot), and quantities on-hand:
Deluxe Easter Basket BOM
Deluxe Easter Basket
Dark Chocolate Truffles (2 per)
Carved Chocolate Eggs (4 per)
Each Deluxe Basket contains two dark chocolate truffles and four carved chocolate eggs; additionally, one box of Alka-Seltzer is included for those who overindulge. (Points : 30)
Question 6.6.(TCOs 5, 7, & 9) Explain the advantages and disadvantages of producing and shipping in large lots. (Points : 20)
Question 7.7.(TCOs 11, 12, 13, & 14) A private prisoner-transfer facility would lease for $50,000 per year, which the county is considering to lease. It estimates it will cost $50 per prisoner to process the paperwork at this new location. The county is paid a $75 commission for each new prisoner it processes. How many prisoners would they have to process annually to make a profit of $100,000 at this new location? (Points : 30)
Question 8.8.(TCOs 10, 15, & 16) Evaluate the following statement: "In the lean philosophy, producing two or more order quantities increases throughput." Explain. (Points : 20) .
Question 9.9.(TCOs 10, 15, & 16) The costs to do each of the three jobs on three alternate pieces of equipment are given below. Determine the job-equipment combination that will minimize total cost.
(Points : 30)fixed costs of $2,000, revenue per unit of $2, and variable cost per unit of $1.60, the break-even quantity is (Points : 5)
Question 7.7.(TCOs 11, 12, 13, & 14) A private prisoner-transfer facility would lease for $50,000 per year, which the county is considering to lease. It estimates it will cost $50 per prisoner to process the paperwork at this new location. The county is paid a $75 commission for each new prisoner it processes. How many prisoners would they have to process annually to make a profit of $100,000 at this new location? (P