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BUS 644 Week 4 DQ 2 Monique Food Processing Company and Capacity

BUS 644 Week 4 DQ 2 Monique Food Processing Company and Capacity

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Read Problem 6: The “Monique Food Processing Company” in Chapter 8 of your text.  

Monique Food Processing Company produces light snacks that can be heated in a microwave. The following steps are included in the process: Steps Description Capacity (Units/Hour) 1 Prepare food 200 2 Measure and place in plastic pouch 175 3 Prepare cardboard box 200 4 Insert pouch into box 300 5 Shrink-wrap box 200 • What is the system capacity, and which is the bottleneck department? • How much slack (unused capacity) is available in other departments? • How much system capacity can be gained by adding capacity to the bottleneck? • What are the key factors that determine when to add capacity? • Why would an organization want to reduce its capacity?    
Make and include calculations.  Answer questions a - e. Your initial post should be 200-250 words.

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