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QSO-300 Final Exam (Operations Management)-Identify some of the major risks that must be addressed by supply

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Question;QSO-300;Final ExamOperations Management;Question 1;Identify some of the major risks that must be addressed by supply chain;management and give examples of how those supply chain risks can be;mitigated. (20 points);Question 2;How does supply chain management contribute to the overall competitiveness of;the corporation? What factors have raised the strategic importance of the supply;chain management function? (20 points);Question 3;Review W. Edwards Deming?s 14 Points for Implementing Quality Improvement;(Table 6.2 on page 212 in the textbook).;Are Deming?s 14 Points still valid in today?s business environment, or are some;points no longer valid? (15 points);Question 4;Describe the Six Sigma approach to quality, including the five steps in;the;process. How does a Six Sigma approach to quality differ from the total quality;management approach? (20 points);Question 5;Compare and contrast the critical path method (CPM) and program;evaluation;and review technique (PERT). What type of project characteristics might;favor;PERT as the preferred project management tool? (20 points);Question 6Prepare a cause-and-effect;diagram for the outcome ?Commute time to work or;school varies.? (25 points);Question 7;The law firm of Dewey, Cheathum, and Howe is considering;opening a new office on the east coast of the United States. The two cities;under consideration are Philadelphia and New York. Based on the factor ratings;in the table below, in which city should the law firm locate? (25 points);Factor;Weight;Philadelphia;New York;Customer Convenience;.25;70;80;Bank Accessibility;.20;40;90;Computer Support;.20;85;75;Rental Costs;.15;90;55;Labor Costs;.10;80;50;Taxes;.10;90;50;Question 8;Shirley Hopkins is developing a program in leadership;training for middle-level managers. Shirley has listed a number of activities;that must be completed before a training program of this nature can be;conducted. The activities, immediate predecessors, and times appear in the;accompanying table. Provide the following: a) AOA;diagram for these precedencies and b) What is the critical path? (17 points);Activity;Immediate Predecessor;Time (days);A;-;2;B;-;5;C;-;1;D;B;10;E;A,D;3;F;C;6;G;E,F;8

 

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