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RUNNING HEAD: MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY                                                         1


Tracy Summerville
BUS 644: Operations Management
Erick Aguilar, Instructor
August 1, 2015
BECK MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY                                                                           1
    After reading the case study of Beck Manufacturing I will give my calculations of the company’s capacity for the four different machine operation center; I will also provide the main focus points for the company, I will also give the provided amount of the extra capacity President Al Beck will receive without causing another operation to becoming the bottleneck; and I will also give specific suggestions on how President Beck could expand the company’s capacity without buying new equipment for the company.
    As stated in Chapter 8 of our text “Capacity is defined as measures of an organization ability to give clients with the demanded services or goods in the amount requested and in a decent time frame. (Vonderembse; 2013)
Machine Center                                   Capacity                                                     pieces per hr.
Milling                                       (5machines) (2pieces)60min/hr./16hrs/day             37.5p/hr.
Grinding                                   (7machines) (3pieces/min) (60min/hr.)(16hr/day       78.75p/hr.
Boring                                     (3machines) (1pieces/min) (60min/hr.)(16hr/day         11.25p/hr.
Drilling                                   (6machines) (2.5pieces/min) (60min/                           56.25p/hr.
    With Beck Ideas of wanting to expand the company business capacity his main focus should be on the financial status of the company, President Beck should also consider focusing his attention on the capacity of the Boring Department as well. President Beck could make a huge adjustment increased to 33.75 pieces per hour by tripling the productions in the Boring Department,...

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