OPM500 - Operations Mgmt. for Managers Module 3 - SLP - 10047

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SLP3 Continues with your company focused on capacity and forecasting.

 

Assignment:

 

Continue using your fictitious company from SLP1 and SLP2, and continue to develop the company profile and operating information.

 

Identify how your company uses forecasting for purposes of capacity planning. Identify different kinds of capacity and capacity constraints. How is forecasting used to generate short-term and long-term information about demand that affects capacity? What are some options that the company has in terms of increasing its capacity? 

 

This paper should be approximately three to five pages in length counting the intro, body, and summary. You should include references and cite them properly in the paper. Generally, at least three references should be used.

 

Expectations:

 

·  First discuss the recap your company and add any additional information about it that will add necessary and/or interesting information as background to the discussion of capacity and forecasting.

 

·  Identify at least two types of capacity and the constraints that act on them now and in the future.

 

·  Discuss the types of forecasting methods that your company uses. How do they generate short-term and long-term demand forecasts?

 

·  Besides using the forecasts for capacity planning, are there other uses of these forecasts?

 

·  Determine and discuss some options that the company has in terms of relaxing or eliminating constraints and increasing capacity in the two areas you have identfied. Which of these options would recommend and why?

 

Use the Grading Guideline for SLP3 to organize your paper and make sure you are meeting expectations for the best grade possible. Click Here.

 

Review all of the resources for this module. Use them to help you create/invent issues about capacity and forecasting and how you would improve.

 

You should look for additional references about the type of business you are operating with specific information about improving capacity and using forecasting.

 

Example: 

 

Like to see an example?CLICK HERE to see the continuation of the example based on a Ford Dealership.

 

 

 

 

 

Solution Description

 

SLP3 Continues with your company focused on capacity and forecasting.

 

Assignment:

 

Continue using your fictitious company from SLP1 and SLP2, and continue to develop the company profile and operating information.

 

Identify how your company uses forecasting for purposes of capacity planning. Identify different kinds of capacity and capacity constraints. How is forecasting used to generate short-term and long-term information about demand that affects capacity? What are some options that the company has in terms of increasing its capacity? 

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