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Chapter 1: Strategy, Products, and Capacity

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Operations And Supply Chain Management
Pages: 1 - 144
Operations And Supply Chain Management

Operations And Supply Chain Management

Book edition 14th
Author(s) F. Robert Jacobs
Pages 800 pages
ISBN 9780078024023

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245 Questions for Chapter 1: Strategy, Products, and Capacity

  1. Question: What difference does it make if a customer wants a 10,000-unit order produced and delivered at once or in 2,500-unit batches?

    Found on Page 142
  2. A manufacturing company has entered into a new contract with a major supplier of raw materials used in the manufacturing process. Under the new arrangement, called vendor-managed inventory, the supplier manages its raw material inventory inside the manufacturer’s plant, and only bills the manufacturer when the manufacturer consumes the raw material. How is this likely to affect the manufacturer’s inventory turnover ratio?

    Found on Page 21
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  4. What is the name of the process in which one company studies the processes of another firm to identify best practices?

    Found on Page 21
  5. A company has recently implemented an automated online billing and payment processing system for orders it ships to customers. As a result, it has reduced the average number of days between billing a customer and receiving payment by 10 days. How will this affect the receivables turnover ratio?

    Found on Page 21
  6. Here is a CPM network with activity times in weeks

    Found on Page 103
  7. Here is a CPM network with activity times in weeks:

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  8. Here is a CPM network with activity times in weeks:

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  10. The home office billing department of a chain of department stores prepares monthly inventory reports for use by the stores’ purchasing agents. Given the following information, use the critical path method to determine:

    Found on Page 104

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