### Find a level workforce plan that uses overtime

Assignment Help Supply Chain Management
##### Reference no: EM13213591 , Length: 750 Words

1. Streets in Bellevue are maintained by Public Works Division; "Street Maintenance". Public Works administrators are planning the workforce of this division for next year. Labor hour requirements for the next year are 8,000, 14,000, 29,000, and 18,000, for quarters 1 to 4 respectively. Each of the current 15 workers on the workforce can contribute 500 hours per quarter. Overtime is limited to 20 percent of the regular-time capacity in any quarter. Subcontracting is not permitted. Payroll costs are \$7,000 in wages per worker for regular time worked up to 500 hours, with an overtime pay rate of\$21 for each overtime hour. Although unused overtime capacity has no cost, unused regular time is paid at \$14 per hour. The cost of hiring a worker is \$3,500, and the cost of laying off a worker is \$2,800.

a. Find a level workforce plan that uses overtime and the minimum amount of under time (idle time for workers) possible. Overtime can be used to its limits (20%). What is the total cost of this plan?

b. Plan for a chase strategy to with variable workforce levels adjusted each quarter. What is the total cost of this plan?

c. Propose a mix strategy. Compare your plan to plans "a" and "b" and show the differences. Is your plan better than plan "a" or "b"? Why or why not?

2. Create a process chart/flow chart to map the process of taking a license plate at Department of Motor Vehicle. Here are the process details: You enter the office and take a number, then walk 50 feet to the waiting area. During the wait, you count additional 30 customers waiting for service. Some customers become discouraged and leave. When a number is called, if a customer stands the ticket is checked by a uniformed person and the customer is directed to the available clerk. If no one stands, several minutes are lost while the same number is called repeatedly. Eventually the next number is called and more often than not that customer has left too. The DMV clerk has now been idle for several minutes but does not seem to mind. After 4 hours wait the customer number is called and checked by the uniformed person. You walk 60 feet to the clerk and the process of paying city sales tax is completed in 4 minutes. The clerk then directs you to the waiting room area for paying state personal property tax, 80 feet away. You take a different number and sit down with some different customers who are just renewing licenses. One hour-forty minutes wait this time, and after a walk of 25 feet you pay property taxes in a process that takes 2 minutes. Now that you have paid taxes you are eligible to pay registration and license fees. That department is 50 feet away. The registration and license customers are called in the same order in which personal property taxes were paid. There is only a 10 minute wait and a 4 minute process. You receive your license plates and leave exactly 6 hours after arriving. Make a process chart to depict this process and suggest improvements.

#### In light of whole foods distinctive management philosophy

Whole Foods Market is, in many aspects, an unusual corporation. As the base case illustrates, John Markey and his partners are not typical corporate leaders.  In light of Whol

#### How simon can maximize its rental income from the mall

Simons mall has 10000 square feet of space to rent and wants to determine the types of stores that should occupy the mall. Determine how Simon can maximize its rental income f

#### Supply chain and distribution strategy

Compare and contrast the supply chain and distribution strategy for Target and Wal-Mart? How do they differ? - Describe the bull-whip affect, the causes, and associated remedi

#### Importance of global lead-time management

Analyse and critically evaluate the ways in which supply chains are adapted in view of specific market dynamics and environments and demonstrate an understanding of the impor

#### Describe company when the platform was initially discussed

Describe the company, the industry and when the platform was initially discussed. Which factors or drivers, using the textbook as a source, are in the firm's sustainability pl

#### How independent models of inventory management are utilized

Be sure to do an analysis of how independent and dependent models of inventory management are utilized in the firm's decision making process and how it alters them to respon

#### Does coaching and mentoring have positive impact

Does coaching and mentoring have positive impact on learning abilities of employees? Will internal coaching and mentoring be more beneficial than external ones in terms of lea

#### You need to write a paper on inventory

You need to write a paper on Inventory - Need a 4-page paper written at the Master's Level - Analyze the inventories that are used to produce the Plasti-Brack product line. D