Develop a distribution pattern

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Introduction:

For this task, you will use the "Shuzworld" case study (see Web Links section below). As the operations consultant for Shuzworld, you will prepare a memo for your boss with your analysis and recommended solutions to the problems presented in the task. Each problem will most likely be solved using a different decision analysis tool.

All the instructions in the case study are considered task directions. Please provide answers to all questions posed in the case study as you respond to the following task prompts.

Task:

A. Develop a distribution pattern that meets availability and demand constraints and minimizes total shipping costs for Shuzworld, using an appropriate decision analysis tool, as directed in section 4 ("Meeting production challenges") of the Shuzworld case study.

Note: The final solution should also address the increase in supply.


1. Submit an accurate copy of the computer-generated output from the appropriate decision analysis tool used in part A.

a. Explain why the decision analysis tool you chose is the best fit for this problem.



B. Analyze the reliability of the computer-driven shoe machines process in the Shuzworld Shanghai plant as directed in section 4 ("Meeting production challenges") of the Shuzworld case study.

1. Recommend ways to increase the reliability of the system, using an appropriate decision analysis tool.


Note: The recommendation should be supported with evidence from the alternative options.



2. Submit an accurate copy of the computer-generated output from the appropriate decision analysis tool used in part B1.

a. Explain why the decision analysis tool you chose is the best fit for this problem.



C. Provide the optimum number of shoelaces to order for the Shuzworld Factory, considering appropriate cost balancing, using an appropriate decision analysis tool, as directed in section 5 ("Meeting inventory challenges") of the Shuzworld case study.

1. Explain how an economic order quantity (EOQ) amount relates to the problem.

2. Submit an accurate copy of the computer-generated output from the appropriate decision analysis tool used in part C.

a. Explain why the decision analysis tool you chose is a good fit for this problem.



D. Compare the one-cashier and two-cashier waiting line systems as directed in section 6 ("Customer service standards") of the Shuzworld case study.



Note: The following Shuzworld customer service standards should be discussed in the response:

  • How many customers will be in the system (waiting in line or being served) on average?
  • What is the average time a customer will spend in the system (waiting in line and being served)?
  • How many customers will be in line on average?
  • How long will customers wait in line on average?
  • What is the probability of no one being in line or being served?



1. Recommend a one-cashier or two-cashier waiting line system, using an appropriate decision analysis tool.

2. Submit an accurate copy of the computer-generated output from the appropriate decision analysis tool from part D1.

a. Explain why the decision analysis tool you chose is the best fit for this problem.



E. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.


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