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OM 300 Final Study Guide

by: Julie Knight

OM 300 Final Study Guide OM 300

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Date Created: 04/27/16
OM 300 Final Exam 3X5 notecard both sides 50 multiple choice questions 20 computations/data interpretation 5 response options (A-E) +5 bonus T/F *** most likely a test question Chapter 8  11 questions; 4 math questions  Global company profile: FedEx o Why they chose a hub approach o Why they chose Memphis  Why are locations decisions so important o Globalization- importance o Market economics o Better communications o Faster/ better shipping o Ease of capital flow between countries o Differences in labor costs  What factors should be considered when making a location decision o Labor productivity*** o Exchange rates o Costs*** (tangible and intangible) o Political risks o Proximity***  Methods used to evaluate/compare location possibilities o Center of gravity- distribution centers o Factor rating o Locational cost volume analysis o Best paired with*** o Benefits of each o 3 math questions*** and 2 concept questions***  Demonstrate ability to use and make decisions based on results of each evaluation method o Factor rating highest value  Compare the location strategies between service and goods-producing firms o Table 8.6 (1 question***)  How does La Quinta choose profitable hotel sites? o What they did in order to decide location o Type of analysis Chapter 4  15 questions; 8 math questions  Global company profile: Walt Disney Parks and Resort  What is forecasting o Art and science of predicting the future  Discuss differences between 3 forecasting time horizons o Short  more accurate and math based o Medium – not as accurate o Long – not as accurate o When you would use each?  How does forecasting affect human resources, capacity planning, and the supply chain o Hiring and training o Not be able to produce o Bettering supplier relationships  7 steps to forecasting o Use o Items o Time horizon o Model o Date o Make o Validate***  Qualitative vs. quantitative forecasting approaches and the benefits and drawbacks of both o 4 qualitative  Jury of executive opinion  Delphi method  Sales force composite  Market survey o 2 quantitative  Time series forecasting  Historical demand  Trend, seasonality, cycles, random variation  Associative forecasting  Demonstrate ability to calculate forecasts based on each time series forecasting approach *** o Naïve o Moving averages/ weighted moving averages o Exponential smoothing o Trend projection  How to forecast error measured and compared across multiple forecasts o MAD***  Calculate a forecast for data with seasonal variation  Associative forecasting o Regression analysis *** math  How forecasts monitored and controlled o Tracking signal (do not have to know how to calculate) Chapter 12  14 questions; 6 math questions  Global company profile: o Good at managing inventory  Functions of inventory (BUFFER) o Selections o Buffer for fluctuations o Separation o Discounts o Inflation  4 types of inventory o Work in progress o Finished good o Raw material o MRO  How is inventory managed o Classification (ABC analysis) *** o Records accuracy (cycle counting) ***  What are the different inventory costs and of what are they comprised *** o Holding costs – warehousing, taxing, insurance o Reordering – administration, transportation, quality  Two main inventory questions to answer o How much o When  3 inventory models o EOQ  How much inventory should we order  Buying to inventory from someone else  Saw tooth diagram *** (assumptions) o EPQ  Making the product in house and consuming it  Holding costs is biggest difference between EOQ and EPQ o Quantity discounts  Demonstrate ability to execute process associated with this model o *** daily production rate and daily demand*** o Quantity vs. costs  Calculate the reorder point *** o Answers the questions when Chapter 16  10 questions; 2 math questions  Global company profile: Toyota Motor Corporation o Two main techniques  Main emphasis of JIT, TPS, and Lean Ops o JIT- problem solving o TPS- employee empowerment o Lean ops- adding value for the customer o Throughput ****  Ohno’s seven categories of waste o Over production o Q ing o Transportation o Inventory o Motion o Over processing o Defective o *** recognize type of waste  How does 5S help to eliminate waste o Sort o Standardize o Sweep o Shine  JIT partnership o Supplier concerns ****  Diversify portfolio  Scheduling  Lead time  Quality  Lot sizes  Explain how the JIT layout reduces distance, increases flexibility, impacts employees and reduces space and inventory o U shaped cells  Perspective on inventory o Inventory is “evil”  Calculate the setup time o Set up time or set up costs  Impact of reducing setup time o Costs less o Ability to produce smaller lots  Focuses of JIT o Level scheduling o Kanban ***  Size or number of Kanbans ***  Explain the focuses o TPS  Cont impro  Respect for others  Standardize work o Lean  Adding value for customer


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