Bsop 429 – Assignment Example

1. Manufacturing planning and control (MPC) is a system applicable to almost all organizations used in making decisions in the acquisition and allocation of resources (Graves, 1999). Applying it to a college setting, it will support on how to implement strategies in delivering quality education to the students. The system has three phases with different applications reflecting the objectives of the setting. The front end can be referred to the management, wherein planning and demands in a long-term are being addressed. The engine phase is the detailed capacity and plans of the school on how to meet detailed demands with regard to the resources, and the back end phase in which the information is being released to the suppliers for them to be updated on the current conditions through MPC.
2. Charts and tabular plans are both used in presenting information in a more precise and accurate manner. Cumulative chart in fig. 3.4 is the visual presentation of the information in the tabular plans using a forecasting line that represents alternatives; on the other hand, tabular plans that can be manually entered are more revealing in terms of larger amount of data (fig. 3.5).
3. In the theory of constraints (TOC), the bottleneck determines the ability of the system to enhance production (“Theory of Constraints,” n.d.). It is expected to deliver the highest work center by making it busy as it is the scheduled of non-bottleneck. The differences are desirable because the performance will be improved and cooperation is present.
4. To increase production, bottleneck should work continuously that is why buffer is being put in front of it, especially in the planning period (“EFA,” n.d.). The sized of the buffer can be determined based on the variability of the sized of the work center.
5. The gap between the order and delivery can be considered as lead time that can be change based on demands (Pollick, n.d.). The concept denotes that the longer the time period, the more it becomes elastic as it depends on the supply and demand of the company.
References
EFA, a better way to optimize production in job shops and flow shops. (n.d.). Makespan. Retrieved from: http://makespan.com/lev2/efa.htm
Graves, S.C. (1999). Manufacturing planning and control. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved from: http://web.mit.edu/sgraves/www/ProdPlanCh.PDF
Pollick, M. (n.d.). What is lead time? Wise Geek. Retrieved from: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-lead-time.htm
Theory of constraints (TOC). (n.d.). Logisitik. Retrieved from: http://logisitik.com/theory-of-constraints-toc.html?Itemid=2