Decision Analysis Task 1

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JGT2 Decision Analysis
Task 1

A.) Recommendation on how to improve current workflow.
It is my recommendation that Shuzworld change their facilities layout to create a better workflow. You can accomplish this by breaking the current structure and reorganizing the workstations to accomplish tasks in a more time efficient manner and maximizing an employees’ time spent on the product. Utilizing the Case Study we can surmise that each eight hour shift must produce forty-eight work boots. 8 hours times 60 minutes equals 480 minutes. 480 minutes (The Work Shift) divided by 48 (the number of work boots required) equals 10. One work boot must be completed in 10 minutes to meet production goals. Let’s take a look at the steps involved
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The company can make a determination using this information to price the sandals competitively while providing the largest profit margin. The learning curve can be used and is based on the assumption that as people continue to perform a task that will become more proficient at it and will become more efficient as well. The coefficient approach of analyzing this learning curve seemed to be the best option in this scenario. You can use a simple formula to calculate the hours needed for each grouping my multiplying the required time of the first grouping by the coefficient of the grouping you are trying to discover. This tool provided the most simple means to discover the required hours of each grouping.

C. Staffing Plan Recommendations The assignment method was used in determining ways that the schedule can be change to maximize production while reducing idle time, completion time, and potentially labor costs. Using the information that was provided, Operator A will cost $10.00 for the first job, $11.00 for the second, $9.00 for the third, and $10.00 for the fourth. Operator B will cost $12.00 for the first job, $9.00 for the second job, $8.00 for the third, and $8.00 for the fourth. Operator C similarly will cost $11.00 for the first, $11.00 for the second, $11.00 for the third, and $9.00 for the fourth. Last, Operator D will cost $11.00 for the first, $11.00 for the second, $9.00 for the third, and $10.00 for the fourth. While

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