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Problem 1 Tried and True Clothing has opened four new stores in college towns across the state. Data on monthly sales volume and labor hours are given below. Which store location has the highest labor productivity? Store Annandale Blacksburg Charlottesville Danville Sales volume $40,000 $12,000 $60,000 $25,000 Labor hours ????250 ?????60 ????500 ????200 Problem 2 Construct a Gantt chart for the project described by the following set of activities, and indicate the project completion time: Activity Activity Predecessor Time (Weeks) 1 ? 5 2 ? 4 3 1 3 4 2 6 Problem 3 Backwoods American, Inc., produces expensive water-repellent, down-lined parkas. The company implemented a total quality-management program in 2005. Following are quality-related accounting data that have been accumulated for the five-year period after the program's start. Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Quality Costs (000s) Prevention $3.2 10.7 28.3 42.6 50.0 Appraisal 26.3 29.2 30.6 24.1 19.6 Internal failure 39.1 51.3 48.4 35.9 32.1 External failure 118.6 110.5 105.2 91.3 65.2 Accounting Measures (000s) Sales $2,700.6 2,690.1 2,705.3 2,310.2 2,880.7 Manufacturing cost 420.9 423.4 424.7 436.1 435.5 Problem 4 AV City stocks and sells a particular brand of laptop. It costs the firm $625 each time it places an order with the manufacturer for the laptops. The cost of carrying one laptop in inventory for a year is $130. The store manager estimates that total annual demand for the laptops will be 1500 units, with a constant demand rate throughout the year. Orders are received within minutes after placement from a local warehouse maintained by the manufacturer. The store policy is never to have stockouts of the laptops. The store is open for business every day of the year except Christmas Day. Determine the following: a. Optimal order quantity per order b. Minimum total annual inventory costs c. The number of orders per year d. The time between orders (in working days) Problem 5 The Great North Woods Clothing Company sells specialty outdoor clothing through its catalog. A quality problem that generates customer complaints occurs when a warehouse employee fills an order with the wrong items. The company has decided to implement a process control plan by inspecting the ordered items after they have been obtained from the warehouse and before they have been packaged. The company has taken 30 samples (during a 30-day period), each for 100 orders, and recorded the number of defective orders in each sample, as follows: Sample Number of Defectives Sample Number of Defectives ?1 12 16 ?6 ?2 14 17 ?3 ?3 10 18 ?7 ?4 16 19 10 ?5 18 20 14 ?6 19 21 18 ?7 14 22 22 ?8 20 23 26 ?9 18 24 20 10 17 25 24 11 ?9 26 18 12 11 27 19 13 14 28 20 14 12 29 17 15 ?7 30 18 Construct a -chart for the company that describes 99.74% (3?) of the random variation in the process, and indicate if the process seems to be out of control at any time.

 

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