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D.U. Singer Hospital Products Corp.

a. Statement of Objectives
The objective of this project is to develop, introduce and market a long term antiseptic product that is compliant with both external (FDA, EPA, and OSHA) regulations and internal specifications with a production yield of 95 percent at a level of 80 percent of the full production of the goal of 10 million liters per year. The project will start on Monday, March 10, 2014 with a goal of efficiently completing the project within the shortest possible schedule considering cost and available resources.

b. Work Break down structure (WBS)

ID
Requirement
Specification

Development

Design

Procurement

Install

Written
procedures

Test

Objective: Development of long term antiseptic
Steps
Duration
Responsibility
a – Product Rationale
8 weeks
R & D group
c- Product specification
3 weeks
R & D group
b- Develop formula
12 weeks
R & D group
d- regulatory documentation
3 weeks
R & D group
e- Develop Packaging concept 8 weeks
Packaging task force
g- Develop processing system
6 weeks
Corporate engineer –
Hospital product mfg
h- Develop Packaging system
8 weeks
Packaging task force –
Packaging product mfg
f- design packaging
6 weeks
Packaging task force
i Study facility requirements
4 weeks
Corporate engineer
j- capital equipment list
3 weeks
Corporate engineer
k- procurement process
18 weeks
Purchasing
equipment
l- Procurement packaging
8 weeks
Purchasing
equipment
m- procurement facility
4 weeks
Purchasing
n- install process equipment
4 weeks
Hospital produc mfg
o-install packaging equipment 4 weeks
Packaged product mfg
p- install facilities
4 weeks
Corporate engineer –
Hospital product mfg –
packaged product mfg
q- without manufacturing
7 weeks
Project manager –
facilities installation
corporate engineer –
R& D group
q*- with manufacturing
3 weeks
Project manager –
facilities installation
corporate engineer –
R& D group
r- pilot test
6 weeks
All the relevant task
forces

Precedent
b
a
b
a
c,d
f
e
g,h
i
j
j
j
k
l
m

g,h

g,h,p

n,o,p,q*

c. Activity – On –Node Network

20 23
8

20
B
12

37 55

C
3
21 24

K
18

G
6

55 59
N
4

23 29

20 23

0

0

0

21

8
A
8

s

D
3

34 37

37 55
37 45

55 59
45 49

59 65

65 65

I
4

24 30

30 34

J
3

L
8

O
4

R
6

end

30 34

9

34 37

59 65

65 65

21 24

0

0

8
8

16
E
8

8

16

16 22

H
8

55 59

37 41

41 45

Q
7

M
4

P
4

45 48

51 55

55 59

Q’
3

22 30

F
6

47 55

30 37

58 65

0

16 22

22 30

CP = Critical Path Project Duration = 65 Weeks

51 59

A = Activity
6 = Activity Duration

Assumptions: Q is the documentation of the Process System and the Packaging System. Q’ is the documenting of the Manufacturing Facilities Installation and is there for assumed a separate activity from Q.

d. Critical Path
A–E–F–H–I–J–K–N–R
8 – 8 – 6 – 8 – 4 – 3 – 18-4 -6
Duration: 65 Weeks
This path was chosen as the critical path based on the fact there was no slack in this path.

e. Activity List, Early Start Schedule, Slack List, Master Schedule Activity

Early
Finish
8
20
23
23
16
22
29
30
34
37
55

Slack

Start Date

End Date

Monthly Breakdown by days

a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k

Duration Early
Start
8
0
12
8
3
20
3
20
8
8
6
16
6
23
8
22
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