What process management issues in one facility not be a problem in the other?

The companies highlighted in this section are two of the most recognizable global brands. To remain competitive, they must be able to compete on a global scale. Explore both sites.

1. What is Coca-Colas mission? How dedicated are they to competing globally? What are they doing to make it a reality?

2. Where in Europe, Africa, and Asia does Nestlé have operations? How many factories do they have in Spain and Thailand? Why does Nestlé have multiple facilities in a single country?

3. How well have these two companies performed financially? Does this relate to their global approach to business?

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Complete the following problems: Chapter 1: Problems 1-4.

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Modue 2

Complete the following problems from Chapter 2: Problems 5,7,8 and Problems 21-24.

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Module 3

Short Paper: Process Strategy

Androsia
Hershey Foods Corporation
Androsia manufactures batik fabrics in a labor intensive, low-volume process on the island of Andros. The Hershey tour shows how cocoa beans are processed into chocolate using a high-volume, line process.

1. Which process design strategy does each use?

2. Why would the two processes be configured differently?

3. What process management issues in one facility not be a problem in the other?

4. What competitive priorities are important for each?

5. How does the way they configuer facilities allow them to be competitivet?

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Complete the following problems from Chapter 4: Problem 23,24
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Module 4

Visit the site The Boeing Company.

To explore Boeings relationship with its suppliers and its efforts to reduce inventories, maintain quality, regulatory compliance, and competiveness; go to their web site. Review the items on the website, specifically “Suppler Quality”, “Terms and Conditions”, and “Becoming a Supplier”.

Close supplier relations are essential for reducing costs and inventories. What aspects of Boeings supplier relations program specifically address reduce inventories; maintain quality, regulatory compliance, and competiveness? How do planning and scheduling, ordering, and logistics come into play when running with minimal amounts of inventory

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Complete the following problems: Chapter 12: Problems 3-5.

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