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Operations And Supply Chain Management
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Operations And Supply Chain Management

Operations And Supply Chain Management

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

Short Answer

A construction project is broken down into the following 10 activities:

Activity

Immediate Predecessor

Time (Weeks)

1

_

4

2

1

2

3

1

4

4

1

3

5

2,3

5

6

3

6

7

4

2

8

5

3

9

6,7

5

10

8,9

7

Construction project management requires supervising as well as coordinating each stage of the project's timeframe, from ideation to finishing.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Construction Project management

Construction project management is a complicated profession that needs handling several critical issues, including controlling costs, timing, acquisition, as well as risk evaluation.

Step 2: Critical Path crash activities

Provide guidelines for reducing the journey.

Activities 1, as well as 10, are ineligible for cancellation.

Activities 2 through 9 can only be slowed down to a maximum of one week each.

They will discontinue the work if it fails on the crucial path within one week. Activities 1,3,6,9 and 10 are on the crucial path. However, they can only collapse activities 3, 6, as well as 9. Because the expense of crashing any activities is the same, they can select any of them. As a result, shorten the activity by one week. The period for activity 3 has been decreased to three weeks.

Path 3 = 1-3-6-9-10

= 4+3+6+5+7

= 25 weeks.

Path 3 is still the most critical. Any of the 3, 6, 9 activities can be canceled. Activity 6 should be reduced by one week. The deadline of 6 weeks has now been decreased to 5 weeks.

The recalculate the time of path 3

Path 3 = 1-3-6-9-10

= 4+3+5+5+7

= 24 weeks.

Path 3 is still the most critical. Any of the 3, 6, 9 activities can be canceled. Activity 9 should be reduced by 1 week. The deadline of 9 weeks has now been decreased to 4 weeks.

The recalculate the time of path 3

Path 3 = 1-3-6-9-10

= 4+3+5+4+7

= 23 weeks.

Both pathways 3, as well as 2, are now essential because they have a similar time. Crash activity that is shared by both pathways. Because action 3 is shared by both pathways, it will be delayed by 1 week. The period for activity 3 has been decreased to 2 weeks. As a result, we were able to cut the project by 4 weeks.

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