A company is conducting a feasibility study into a flexible production system for tennis shoes. The shoes the line must produce are constructed in an 11-step fashion as described in Table 2. The line of shoe is an international best seller with a required output per day of 4000 shoes. Based on two 8-hour shifts (so 16 hours of total available production time), (a) determine the takt time, (b) determine the theoretical minimum number of workstations, (c) assign tasks to the individual workstations using the ‘largest eligible task’ rule, and (d) determine the efficiency delay of the proposed line. TASK TIME (SEC) PREDECESSOR(S) A 12 None B 14 A C 7 A D 5 B,C E 3 D F 2 None G 1 F H 8 E,G I 13 H J 4 I K 10 J Marci spends 15 hours researching and writing a 20-page report for her philosophy class. Jack brags that he has a “streamlined” process for performing the researching and writing. Jack takes just 8 hours to research and write the paper, but his report is only 15 pages long. Calculate Marci and Jack’s productivity. What is the output? What is the input? What are the limitations of using productivity measures to evaluate Marci’s and Jack’s performance? What other performance measures might the instructor use? Smarmy Sales, Inc. (SSI) sells herbal remedies through its website and through phone reps. Over the past six years, SSI has started to depend more and more on its website to generate sales. The figures below show total sales, phone rep costs, and website costs for the past six years: YEAR TOTAL SALES PHONE REP COSTS WEB SITE COSTS 2012 $4,790,000 $200,000 $50,000 2013 $5,750,000 $210,000 $65,000 2014 $6,900,000 $221,000 $85,000 2015 $8,280,000 $230,000 $110,000 2016 $9,930,000 $245,000 $145,000 2017 $11,920,000 $255,000 $190,000 Calculate productivity for the phone reps for each of the past six years. Interpret the results. Calculate the productivity for the website for each of the past six years. Interpret the results. Calculate a multifactor productivity score for each year, where the “input” is the total amount spend on both the phone reps and the website. Interpret the results. Why might this be a better measure than the ones calculated in parts a and b?
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1.For decades organizations have experienced increased workplace diversity. We have understood diversity most often in terms of race, color, religion, ethnicity, age, gender and disability. Our focus for this discussion is “Thought Diversity”. What is thought diversity? Is it important to organizational success? As a manager how would you facilitate the emergence of diverse intelligence at all levels of your organization? Please be specific. Support your view with at least two references. 2.Suppose that you are a senior manager in a unionized organization. How might you use Porter’s Five Forces Model to collaborate and be more transparent with your union leadership regarding changing global forces that are impacting the company? Create a specific example. Use a minimum of one reference to support your response.
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Unit VIII Homework

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