Operations Management homework help. Required Resources
Vonderembse, M. A., & White, G. P. (2013). Operations management [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu// (Links to an external site.)

  • Chapter 7: Facility Location and Process Selection
  • Chapter 8: Capacity Decisions

Recommended Resources
July, E. (Producer) & Rodrigo, J. M. (Director). (2003). Business is blooming: The international floral industry (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.

  • Watch the following segments:
  • Anticipating Flower Market Demand
  • Ecuador: King in the Flower World
  • Ecuador’s Flower Production
  • Exporting Flowers from Ecuador

American Society for Quality. (n.d). Pareto chart (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://asq.org/learn-about-quality/cause-analysis-tools/overview/pareto.html
American Society for Quality. (n.d). Six sigma (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://asq.org/sixsigma/
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Discussion 1

 Process Selection: Product Design and Capacity

How is process selection related to product design and capacity determination? Your initial post should be 200-250 words.
Discussion 2

Monique Food Processing Company and Capacity

Read Problem 6: The “Monique Food Processing Company” in Chapter 8 of your text.
Monique Food Processing Company produces light snacks that can be heated in a microwave. The following steps are included in the process:

Steps Description Capacity (Units/Hour)
1 Prepare food 200
2 Measure and place in plastic pouch 175
3 Prepare cardboard box 200
4 Insert pouch into box 300
5 Shrink-wrap box 200


  1. What is the system capacity, and which is the bottleneck department?
  2. How much slack (unused capacity) is available in other departments?
  3. How much system capacity can be gained by adding capacity to the bottleneck?
  4. What are the key factors that determine when to add capacity?
  5. Why would an organization want to reduce its capacity?

Make and include calculations. Answer questions “a” through “e.” Your response should be 200-250 words.
Week 4 – Assignment
Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity
Read the “Beck Manufacturing” case study in Chapter 8 of your text. In a three- to four-page paper, address the following:

  • Calculate the capacity of each machine center and the capacity of the system.
  • Analyze where the focus of the company’s efforts should be if Beck wants to expand capacity. Determine how much extra capacity he can get without causing another operation to become the bottleneck.
  • Suggest ways Beck can expand capacity without purchasing new equipment.

Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points) and supported with the concepts outlined in your text and additional scholarly sources.
Submit your three- to four-page paper (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center and must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment

Operations Management homework help