How is process selection related to product design and capacity determination?

How is process selection related to product design and capacity determination? Your initial post should be 200-250 words.

Question 2:

Read Problem 6: The “Monique Food Processing Company” in Chapter 8 of your text.

Monique Food Processing Company produces light snacks that can be heated in a microwave. The following steps are included in the process:

Steps           Description               Capacity (Units/Hour)

1                Prepare food                                       200

2               Measure and place in plastic pouch     175

3               Prepare cardboard box                         200

4              Insert pouch into box                              300

5             Shrink-wrap box                                      200

  1. What is the system capacity, and which is the bottleneck department?
  2. How much slack (unused capacity) is available in other departments?
  3. How much system capacity can be gained by adding capacity to the bottleneck?
  4. What are the key factors that determine when to add capacity?
  5. Why would an organization want to reduce its capacity?

Make and include calculations. Answer questions “a” through “e.” Your response should be 200-250 words.


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