Space Age Furniture Company

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In today’s operational management arena, there are certain expectations from a managerial aspect that must be met in order to be successful. A comprehensive look at the Space Age Furniture Company will show exactly what the Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) calculations are for this company at present time and then take the information given in order to properly suggest ways to improve the sub-assemblies. In addition, there will be an analysis on the trade-offs between the overtime and inventory costs. A calculation will be made on the new MRP that will improve the base MRP. This paper will also compare and contrast the types of production processing to include the job shop, batch, repetitive, or continuous, and determine which the primary mode of operation should be and exactly why. A detailed description on how management can keep track of the job status and location during production will also be addressed. Finally, there will be a recommendation on they type of changes that need to occur that will be beneficial to the company and at the same time add value to the customer. This paper will conclude with summary of the major points. Overview This company manufactures tables and cabinets to hold microwave ovens and portable televisions. Looking at the data, it is apparent that there are ways to make this company more efficient in their manufacturing processes while looking at the overtime hours involved in the operations. Most of this companies products follow the very same assembly and production lines with the difference being that the Saturn microwave stand and the Gemini TV stand both contain a part refered to as 3079 which requires a special lathe in the production phase. This lathe requires a highly train... ... middle of paper ... ...ttp:// Noori, S., Feylizadeh, M. R., Bagherpour, M., Zorriassatine, F., & Parkin, R. M. (2008). Optimization of material requirement planning by fuzzy multi-objective linear programming. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 222, 887-900. Retrieved from Robinson, E. P., & Sahin, F. (2001). Economic production lot sizing with periodic costs and overtime. Decision Sciences, 32(3), 423-452. Retrieved from Spence, A. M., & Porteus, E. L. (1987). Setup reduction and increased effective capacity. Management Science, 33(10), 1291. Retrieved from Vonderembse, M.A. & White, G. P. (2013). Operations Management. San Diego, Ca: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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