Week 5 Team Reflections
Objectives for week three concerning bottlenecks applies to every team members work environment. Each member has had a dilemma at work, which has created a bottleneck causing a constraint on completing a task. Scheduling affects each member’s work activities, timing is important for completing daily responsibilities. Each member agrees that applying Goldratt’s theory of constraints to our work ethics will aid in identifying and eliminating bottlenecks in our daily work performance. Team A discusses their understanding of designing a project implementation plan and the importance of developing, discussing, designing, and implementing a plan as a roadmap for how a job is to be performed from start to finish.
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However, we needed a clearer understanding of how to implement the information for the paper.
Strategic capacity planning is the determination of what a business need. A business does not want to have too many or too few of a product. A business should strive for equilibrium, a balanced flow, to competitively operate while making maximum profit. Along with resources of inventory and factories, labor force size plays a role in strategic planning. Therefore, managers and staff are needed to enforce policies while keeping cost down (Chase, Jacobs, Aquilano. 2006).
With lean production, bottlenecks must be identified in order for the business to operate at a continuous flow. Lean production involves using what is needed to accumulate less waste, having on-time production, and the use of minimum inventory to achieve high-volume production (Chase, Jacobs, Aquilano. 2006). Lean production is a continuous flow, when one item is sold; another item goes through production to replace it (Chase, Jacobs, Aquilano. 2006). For this portion of our paper it was stated somewhat in detail as to how it would be done.
Objectives for week 5 this week Team A spent most of our time going over week four paper and ways to ensure that we are ready for week six paper so that we can receive the full amount of points. Team A went over how to do the individual assignment that is due for week five. Team A discussed the methods for calculating and analyzing data we collected for the past five weeks and how to implement the information in this week’s paper. We also as a team spoke on the Material Requirements Plan, which is referred to as the MRP since we have a team paper due for week six on this objective.
Chase, R. B., Jacobs, F. R., & Aquilano, N. J. (2006). Operations management for competitive advantage (11th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill/Irwin.