Week 4 Assignment
Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity. Read the “Beck Manufacturing” case study in Chapter 8 of your text. Answer questions one through three in a two- to- four page paper in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
a. Calculate the capacity of each machine center and the capacity of the system.
b. If Beck wants to expand capacity, where should he focus the company’s efforts? How much extra capacity can he get without causing another operation to become the bottleneck?
c. How may Mr. Beck expand capacity without purchasing new equipment? Be specific.
Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points), and supported with any formulas, calculations, and concepts outlined in your text. Do not include the original questions of the assignment in the paper.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.