Research Paper On Biodiesel Production From Algae
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Wilkerson, Inc. Operations Management
A 15 page paper discussing production problems at Wilkerson, Inc., a small manufacturer of custom-sized, high-quality windows for sale to residential builders in the local (Tennessee) area. The sales department has been gaining increasing influence in manufacturing, to the point that production schedules are virtually meaningless as Sales continually brings “rush” orders to the production manager and is able to insist that the production department provide the product right away. Sales dictates all aspects of operation, including pricing that does not take into account all of the costs of production. The paper makes recommendations that can serve Wilkerson well, beginning with taking the sales force off the production floor. Includes 1 chart. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Global Production Patterns and Hardware and Software Industries
This 9 page paper looks at how and why the current patterns in hardware and software production have emerged, using software production in India, hardware production in China and support services in Ireland as examples of his pattern. The explanation used is that of global competitive and comparative advantages. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
Production Scheduling Case Study
This seven page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The company manufactures disk drives and east to develop an effective production schedule that maximizes resources and is sufficiently flexible to be adjusted if the forecast demand changes. The writer answers four question, looking at the required demand each month, a potential production schedule and then issues which will need to be considered, including production strategies and the way the schedule may be adjusted if forecast demand changes. The bibliography cites 8 sources.