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Proposal Process

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Hello, I need help developing a response to the following:
How difficult has it been to juggle writing a proposal during the final content courses? Is it difficult tomove between the more structured environment of the content courses and the independent study of the dissertation process? Do you feel this is a satisfactory progress on a proposal? Why or why not? List any insights or tips that may help fellow learners make this transition easier?

Sequencing Techniques

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11. A small consulting group of a computer systems department has seven projects to complete. How should the projects be scheduled? The time in days and project deadlines are provided below. Determine the average processing time and average tardiness for each sequencing approach: First come, first served (FCFS), shortest processing time (SPT), and earliest due date (EDD). You may wish to use the spreadsheet in FCFS SPT EDD file.

Project Time Deadline
A 8 17
B 4 25
C 12 60
D 7 51
E 10 31
F 15 29
G 18 46
H 16 39

Recommendations from research

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Have you ever made any research recommendations to your management or supervisor? If so, whatdata and analysis were your recommendations based on? Did you use any tools or techniques for the collection and/or analysis of the data?

Calculating the BEP and contribution margin in the given case

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1.ABC Manufacturing is unsure of the ideal price to quote for one of their products, a pump. ABC’s president has asked you to do a break even analysis for the pump, and to recommend the optimal price. The fixed costs (FC) associated with manufacturing this particular product are $100,000, and the variable costs (VC) are $50 per unit. ABC’s president is considering a selling price (P) for this product of $100. The president wants to know how many units have to be sold in order to break even (BEU).

Evaluate the operations management issue?
Provide the algebraic equation (using BEU, FC, P, and VC as variables) for the breakeven analysis.
Calculate and provide the numeric breakeven value.

2. ABC’s president believes there is substantial competition for this type of pump, and that price is a significant factor in potential customer’s purchase decision. He estimates that the company will sell 3,600 pumps (unit volume or UV) if they are priced at $100, and will sell 2,900 pumps if they are priced at $110. He wants to know what contribution to profit (CP) would result from each of those two selling prices, and thus which is the better price.

Evaluate the operations management issue.
Provide the algebraic equation (using CP, UV, P, and VC as variables) for this analysis.
Calculate and provide the numeric contribution to profit (in dollars) for each of the two price points.

Interview review for themes

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Mini-Project: Themes and the Write-Up

To prepare for this Application:

Review Chapter 9 in Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches; the examples of themes in “Stretching” Exercises for Qualitative Researchers; and pages 502-525 in Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods.
Analyze your interview data. What larger themes do you see emerging from the data?
Consider how you would present your findings to the reader, and ensure evidence of quality.

The assignment:

Craft a 5-page paper in which you do the following:
Analyze your interview data for themes.
Prepare a write-up of your interview data.

Quality Control Parameters

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Total Quality Management, And The Tools Of Quality

1. Another issue ABC is facing is reliability of their products, in part because they are manufacturing increasingly complex products. One such product is designed and manufactured with five different subassemblies combined in series. It was determined through testing that those subassemblies have reliabilities, which are R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5; of .997, .998, .995, .999, and .990, respectively (refer to the Question 3 Flowchart). ABC’s president has asked you what the reliability of the overall product (RP) is, given those subassembly reliabilities utilized in series.

• Analyze this operations management issue.
• Provide the algebraic equation (using RP, R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 as variables) for this analysis.
• Calculate and provide the overall product reliability, given those subassemblies utilized in series.
2. ABC’s president has also asked you what the overall reliability of a different product (RP) is. That product has four subcomponents (SC1, SC2, SC3, and SC4). The components are organized as SC1, followed by SC2 in parallel with SC3, which are then both followed by SC4 (refer to the Question 4 Diagram). Their respective reliabilities are SC1R=.97, SC2R=.98, SC3R=.95, and SC4R=.93.

• Analyze this operations management issue.
• Provide the algebraic equation (using RP, SC1R, SC2R, SC3R, and SC4R as variables) for this analysis.
• Calculate and provide the overall product reliability given those subassemblies.
3. ABC Manufacturing is also concerned about the quality of its manufacturing processes. One of the products the company sells is a bottle of liquid lubricant associated with the pump product line. ABC’s president is familiar with the operations management concept of control limits (determining an upper and lower numerical threshold such that a process is considered in control as long as it stays within those limits).
The president has asked you to take samples of the amount of liquid in those bottles and determine the upper control limit (UCL) and lower control limit (LCL) of three standard deviations. He told you that, based on previous testing, the standard deviation (SD) for this process is 0.035. You took sample measurements of the volume of liquid in the bottles, done at different times of the day (in case that somehow impacted the volume), and this produced the data in the Sample Measurements Table below:
Sample Measurements Table
Time Volume of Liquid in Bottles of Lubricant (in Ounces)
8:00am 30.03
9:00am 30.04
10:00am 29.98
11:00am 30.01
12:00pm 30.00
1:00pm 29.97
2:00pm 30.08
3:00pm 29.98
4:00pm 29.99
5:00pm 29.98
Mean (M) 30.006
• Analyze this operations management issue.
• Provide the algebraic equation for the UCL and for the LCL (using UCL, LCL, M, and SD as variables).
• Calculate and provide the numerical ULC and LCL values.