# Operation Managememt

Topics: Indian Institutes of Technology, Cooperative, Truck Pages: 5 (1394 words) Published: April 20, 2013
ratioNational Cranberry Cooperative - A Case Study
Production and Operation Management Assignment

Submitted by: Kunal Verma (11BM60008) VGSOM

Vinod Gupta School of Management IIT Kharagpur

National Cranberry Cooperative

Purpose The purpose of this document is to provide the solution to the National Cranberry Cooperative Case problem. Intended Audience This document will help: Students and instructors to provide the various details regarding the National Cranberry Cooperative Case for Production and Operations Management Assignment.

Vinod Gupta School of Management IIT Kharagpur

National Cranberry Cooperative

Introduction - Process Analysis
We start by making a process flow diagram for the flow of berries at RP1 from the moment berries arrive at the RP1 in trucks to the moment they leave in RP1 after being bag packed, bulk loaded into trucks or loaded into bulk tins.

Fig 1: Process Flow Diagram Vinod Gupta School of Management IIT Kharagpur National Cranberry Cooperative

Assumptions and Data:
The capacities of the various processes are based on the assumptions or data as shown below: Dumping Capacity Number of Kiwanee Dumpers = 5 Average time taken by truck to load the berries onto Kiwanee Dumpers = 7.5 minutes (Maximum being 10 and minimum being 5 minutes) Average weight of berries in a truck = 75 bbls. Dumping Capacity = 5 * 75 * 60 / 7.5 = 3000 bbls/hr. Holding Bin Capacities Bin No. 1-16 can hold dry berries only up to 250 bbls per bin. Total capacity of bin numbered 1-16 = 250*16 = 4000 bbls Bin No. 17-24 can hold dry/wet berries up to 250 bbls per bin Total capacity of bin numbered 17-24 = 250*8 = 2000 bbls. Bin No. 25-27 can hold wet berries up to 400 bbls per bin Total capacity of bin numbered 25-27 = 400*3 = 1200 bbls. De-stoning Capacity No. of de-stoning units = 3 Capacity of each unit = 1500 bbls/hr Total de-stoning capacity = 4500 bbls/hr

Vinod Gupta School of Management IIT Kharagpur

National Cranberry Cooperative

Vinod Gupta School of Management IIT Kharagpur

National Cranberry Cooperative