National Cranberry Cooperative Productions Operations Management Case Study

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Case Report: National Cranberry Cooperative

Fill in your name in the header. Please read the Assignment Collaboration Guidelines in Course Syllabus: Collaboration between groups is not allowed. Below, write your answers to Questions 1-4 (on Syllabus). Your analysis should be based on the assumptions listed in the Syllabus. If you need to make additional assumptions to answer a question, clearly state them, logically defend them, and then proceed to answer the question accordingly. The idea is to answer the questions concisely. Double spacing is preferred, 1.5 line spacing is the minimum (consider the reader’s eye strain).

The case is due 5 pm on September 20 (Monday). Please submit only one document per group. We will discuss the answers on September 22. Please print out your answers and charts for your reference during the class discussion.

1. Mark the capacity and utilization of each resource in the process flow diagram at the end of this document. Briefly describe how you calculate the capacity and utilization here. [10 points] For The kiwanee dumpers, from the case we are given that the dumpers take 5 – 10 minutes to service a truck. So using an average of 7.5 minutes to unload a truck carrying an average of 75 bbls, we get the capacity of 600 bbl/hr/dumper. Since there are 5 dumpers, the capacity would be 5 x 600 = 3000 bbl/hr. Storage Bin 1 – 16 can hold up to 250 bbls, so the maximum storage is 16 x 250 = 4000 bbls. Storage bins 17-24 also can hold up to 250 bbl, so the storage for that is 2400. The storage for Bin 25 to 27 is a total of 1200 bbl, so the total capacity for 17 – 24 is 3200bbl. Each dechaffing unit could process up to 1500bbl, so the total capacity of three dechaffing units is 4500 bbl. Dyers would process the wet berries, each with capacity of approximately 150, so a total capacity of 450. For the ones to be loaded it was approximately 200, so the capacity would be 600. For Bins 1- 16 of the dry berries, In addition to...
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