In the textbookâ??s PPT, the important thing is to know the terms: throughput, utilization, and bott

In the textbook’s PPT, the important thing
is to know the terms: throughput, utilization, and bottleneck. Disregard the
types of processes in this PPT: project, job shop, flow shop, continuous flow,
because we use a different set of terminology that’s more common among

In my PPT, I talk about the evolution of
manufacturing activities in modern economies (like the one in the U.S.) and the
two basic types of manufacturing processes: MTO/ATO (learn about the
difference), and MTS. Then I talk about the real manufacturing processes: job
shop, batch, assembly line, and continuous flow. It’s best that you watch the
manufacturing process video first then come back to the PPT slides. The last
slide shows how companies can streamline (eliminate non value add processes)
after re-engineering their processes. You need to see if you can find
cases/examples of such business practices of re-engineering.

The videos: Ford, Amish barn raising,
Krispy Kreme, Kula, all represent different manufacturing processes being used
in different scenarios. Ask yourself to see if you understand the reasons why
these organizations chose the way they make goods. Do you think you can use a
different method to improve on their quality/costs?

In the funny video I Love Lucy, how would
you correct it? Is your answer based on your common sense or based on what you
have learned so far? See if any of the previous learning applies in your

1. What
kind of products would benefit most from the production method used at Ford?
2. What
production method(s) does Krispy Kreme use and why?

3. What
are the problems you see in the video I Love Lucy, and how would you correct
it? Back up your answer with specific lessons learned in SCM so far. (cite book
sections our PPTs)

4. Explain
whether the Amish barn raising method is good or bad for their culture and
purpose (of neighbors building one for another neighbor). (Define good and bad
first!) Please examine the factors involved in process selection: variety,
equipment flexibility, and volume. Could they incorporate a different process
and gain more efficiency while staying within their cultural norms?
5. What
is the manufacturing process used by this Kula restaurant in the Rotating Sushi
video? Why do they choose this method?
1- Manufacturing

2- Product
process matrix

3- Inside
Ford’s Moving Assembly Line

4-Welcome to
Kula Revolving Sushi Bar!

5- Krispy
Kreme’s Glazed Donuts | Fast Food Mania

6- The
“Glaze Wall” at New York’s Best Old School Doughnut Shop

7- Witness
(1985) – ‘Building the Barn’ scene

8- Lucy’s
Famous Chocolate Scene