DQ 1.Think about your latest trip to a hospital/health care facility. How many different handoffs did you encounter? How would you rate the quality of the service relative to the patient experience and relative to that of the friends and family?
DQ 2.With so much productive capacity and room for expansion in the United States, why would a company based in the United States choose to purchase items from a foreign firm? Discuss the pros and cons.
DQ 3.What are the major differences between aggregate planning in manufacturing and aggregate planning in services?
DQ 4.Distinguish between in-process inventory, safety stock inventory, and seasonal inventory.
DQ 5.Many practitioners currently update MRP weekly or biweekly. Would it be more valuable if it were updated daily? Discuss.
Individual Assignment Process Designs and Supply Chains Part 2
Write a paper in which you evaluate the current state of the process you selected in Week Two and summarize the proposed future state.
• Required Elements:
• Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the process selected in
Week Two using the data collected.
• Determine areas for improvement
• Design an improved process flow chart using an appropriate tool.
• Summarize two items from this improved process. Include an explanation of how these items could be used in your personal or professional life to improve a process.
• No more than 700 words
• Consistent with APA format
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Knowledge Check Quiz
Complete the Week 3 Quiz.