Which one of these is most often addressed by the quantitative techniques of aggregate planning?
1) (15 points) How do you classify the time for a drill press operator who is idle for a few minutes at the beginning of every job waiting for the setup person to complete the setup? Some of the setup time is used in going for stock, but the operator typically returns with stock before the setup person is finished with the setup. 2) (15 points) How does a traditional adversarial relationship with suppliers change when a firm makes a decision to move to a few suppliers? 3) (10 points) When quantity discounts are offered, why is it not necessary to check discount points that are below the EOQ or points above the EOQ that are not discount points? 4) (15 points) List the strategic objectives of aggregate planning. Which one of these is most often addressed by the quantitative techniques of aggregate planning? Which one of these is generally the most important? 5) (15 points) Master schedules are expressed in three different ways depending on whether the process is continuous, a job shop, or repetitive. What are these three ways? 6) (15 points) JIT attempts to remove delays, which do not add value. How then does JIT cope with weather and its impact on crop harvest and transportation times. 7) (15 points) How can a manager evaluate the effectiveness of the maintenance function?