MSC 516 Operations Management
Fall 2012 – Problem Set 5
Instructions: This Problem Set is open-book and open-notes. All work must be done entirely by yourself. You may not receive help from any other person nor may you give help to any other person. This Problem Set has been posted on Blackboard on November 5th and will be due on November 11th. Leave each of the questions just as they are when you are submitting your answers to the questions. Enter your answers immediately below each question using Times New Roman, regular, 12 point font using black characters only. Do ALL of your work on this document. Even if your answer is correct, it will receive no credit if it is not supported by relevant work. Please send your completed problem set to me at MSC516@comcast.net as an attachment to an e-mail. The subject line for the e-mail should be
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Lesson 9 – A Read the case study “State Automobile License Renewals” on p. 376 in your text. Then answer the four discussion questions at the end of the case study.
1. What is the maximum number of applications per hour that can be handled by the present configuration of the process? Assume that no queues are allowed.
2. How many applications can be processed per hour if a second clerk is added to check for violations?
3. If the second clerk could be added anywhere you choose, and not necessarily to check for violations, what is the maximum number of applications the process can handle? What...
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