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Virginia Tech - BIT 3414 - Class Notes - Week 12

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Virginia Tech - BIT 3414 - Class Notes - Week 12

School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Department: BIT
Course: Operations and Supply Chain Management
Professor: Laura Clark
Term: Spring 2016
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Name: BIT 3414 Week 1 Notes
Description: These notes will be helpful for upcoming exams.
Uploaded: 01/20/2018
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background image Day1: Winnebago video CAD: Computer Aided Design 
Prototype (initial version)
Winnebago perspective: Make only what you need, when you need it(Saves 
money on Inventory) 
They manufacture more than 80% of parts 
1) High degree of vertical Integration  Cabinet shop: “Economic of scale”: when it costs less per unit to produce 
high levels of output
Metal Stamping: “Flexible manufacture system”: Automated machines and 
material controlled by computer (CNC: Computer numerical control) If want 
to change parts then they have to reprogram. Minimal retooling , retraining 
-expensive but Flexible 
Wire prep- Coded wires every 3 inch- design for maintainability along with 
Different labor
Product testing Strategies 
   Rain Test- 50 inches per HR- test beyond operating condition. Randomly 
sample for more extensive testing. 
    Drop Test-  CAE(Computer aided engineering) 
Operation as a transformation process What is operations?
                 A function or system that transform inputs into outputs of greater 
value 
Input(Labor, material, equip) -- Process - Outputs (Good services)
Value of input<Value of Outputs- success 
Types of  Transformation Process  2) Manufacturing ( Physical) 3) Transportation (FedEx), Storage   (Locational ) 4) Retail (Kroger, True Religion)   (  Exchange 5) Healthcare, Fitness trainer ( Physiological ) 6) Entertainment ( Psychological ) 7) VT teaching, Communications( Informational ) 8) Mining, Logging ( Extraction Operations Management-
               The design, operation, and improvement of productive systems.
Manufacturing Facility Decision Examples How many units should we produce this month? Marketing 
background image  Component X is held in our inventory.  When should we place an 
order to replenish the inventory?  How many units should we order? 
Supplies
Day 2:
                                                             Process Planning 
Process Planning determines how a product will be produced or a service 
provided
Process Strategy Approach for producing goods or providing services.  A firm’s process 
strategy defines its:
Vertical integration
extent to which firm will produce inputs and control outputs of each stage of 
the transformation process
Capital intensity (High intensity – lot of equipment )
mix of capital (i.e., equipment, automation) and labor resources used in 
production process
Inverse relationship { Cost quip vs Cost labor}
Process flexibility
ease with which resources can be adjusted in response to changes in 
demand, technology, products or services, and resource availability. 
Flexibility vs Efficiency 
Customer involvement
role of customer in production process
Degree of Customization
Outsourcing vs. In-house Production Outsourcing:  permits companies to focus on their own Core 
Competencies-(What they do best?)Usually processes, not products.
Exp: Apple is really best at Designing process)
factors influencing a decision to outsource:
Cost
is it cheaper to make or buy the item
Capacity
does the company have the capacity(Spikes in demand)
Quality

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School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Department: BIT
Course: Operations and Supply Chain Management
Professor: Laura Clark
Term: Spring 2016
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Name: BIT 3414 Week 1 Notes
Description: These notes will be helpful for upcoming exams.
Uploaded: 01/20/2018
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