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A firm produces a moderate variety of products to stock in a single plant. The plant is organized in a functional layout withsome work cells. Which of the following indicators most appropriately would be used to evaluate the effectiveness of thedetailed capacity planning processes?
The change in level of work-in-process (WIP) inventory is the most appropriate indicator to evaluate the effectiveness of the detailed capacity planning processes for a firm that produces a moderate variety of products to stock in a single plant. Detailed capacity planning is the process of determining the quantity and timing of resources, such as labor, equipment, and materials, needed to execute the master production schedule (MPS) at the work center level1. The MPS is a plan that specifies the quantity and timing of end items to be produced in a given time period2. The change in level of WIP inventory is a measure of the difference between the amount of WIP inventory at the beginning and at the end of a period3. WIP inventory consists of partially completed products or components that are waiting for further processing or assembly.
The change in level of WIP inventory can indicate how well the detailed capacity planning processes are aligned with the MPS and the actual demand. A positive change in WIP inventory means that more products or components are being produced than consumed, which implies that there is excess capacity or insufficient demand. A negative change in WIP inventory means that more products or components are being consumed than produced, which implies that there is insufficient capacity or excess demand. A zero or minimal change in WIP inventory means that the production and consumption rates are balanced, which implies that there is optimal capacity and demand. Therefore, by monitoring the change in level of WIP inventory, the firm can evaluate whether its detailed capacity planning processes are effective in meeting customer needs and expectations, as well as minimizing inventory costs and maximizing resource utilization.
The other options are not as appropriate indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of the detailed capacity planning processes for a firm that produces a moderate variety of products to stock in a single plant. Units of output per direct labor hour is a measure of labor productivity, which indicates how efficiently labor is used to produce output. However, labor productivity does not reflect the effectiveness of detailed capacity planning processes, because it does not account for other factors that affect production, such as equipment, materials, quality, or demand. Percentage of master schedule attained is a measure of schedule performance, which indicates how well the actual production matches the planned production. However, schedule performance does not reflect the effectiveness of detailed capacity planning processes, because it does not account for other factors that affect production, such as capacity constraints, resource availability, or customer satisfaction. Level of finished goods inventory is a measure of inventory management, which indicates how much inventory is available to meet customer orders. However, finished goods inventory does not reflectthe effectiveness of detailed capacity planning processes, because it does not account for other factors that affect production, such as product variety, lead time, or quality.
References: Detail Capacity Planning - Capacity Planning - Gaebler.com Resources …; Master Production Schedule (MPS) Definition | Operations & Supply Chain Dictionary; Work-in-Process Inventory: Definition & Example - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com; [Work-in-Process (WIP) Definition - Investopedia]; [Labor Productivity Definition - Investopedia]; [Labor Productivity: Definition & Statistics - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com]; [Schedule Performance Index (SPI) Definition - Investopedia]; [Schedule Performance Index (SPI) & Cost Performance Index (CPI) in Project Cost Management]; [Finished Goods Inventory: Definition & Formula - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com]; [Finished Goods Inventory: Definition & Example - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com].
An advantage of adopting a capacity-leading strategy is that:
A capacity-leading strategy is a proactive approach that adds or subtracts capacity in anticipation of future market demand. It is an aggressive strategy with the objective of improving the service level and decreasing lead time1. An advantage of adopting a capacity-leading strategy is that there issufficient capacity to meet demand, which means that the organization can satisfy customer needs and expectations, as well as capture new market opportunities. A capacity-leading strategy can also help the organization gain a competitive edge by being the first to offer new products or services, or by lowering prices due to economies of scale2.
The other options are not advantages of adopting a capacity-leading strategy. There is not necessarily sufficient demand to consume capacity, which means that the organization may face overcapacity problems, such as high inventory costs, low utilization rates, and reduced profitability3. All demand is not satisfied, and profit is not maximized, because there may be other factors that affect customer satisfaction and profitability, such as quality, price, or service4. Overcapacity problems are not minimized, but rather increased, by adopting a capacity-leading strategy, because the organization may have more capacity than needed if demand does not increase as expected3.
References: CPIM Part 2 Exam Content Manual, Domain 4: Plan and Manage Supply, Section 4.1: Supply Management Concepts and Tools, p. 33-34; Capacity Planning Strategies: Types, Examples, Pros And Cons - Toggl; Lead Capacity Strategy, Lead Demand Strategy - UniversalTeacher.com; Capacity Planning Strategies For End-to-End Supply Chain Profitability; Capacity Planning Strategies: Types, Examples, Pros And Cons - Toggl.
In the sales and operations planning (S&0P) process in a repetitive manufacturing environment, the resulting operationsplan for a product family could be stated in terms of which of the following outputs?
The sales and operations planning (S&OP) process is a cross-functional process that aligns the demand and supply plans of an organization. The S&OP process consists of several steps, such as data gathering, demand planning, supply planning, pre-S&OP meeting, executive S&OP meeting, and S&OP implementation. The output of the S&OP process is the production plan, which is a statement of the resources needed to meet the aggregate demand plan over a medium-term horizon. The production plan can be stated in different units of measure depending on the type of manufacturing environment. In a repetitive manufacturing environment, where the same or similar products are produced continuously or at regular intervals, the production plan can be stated in terms of the number of products planned for shipment. This unit of measure reflects the volume and mix of products that are expected to be sold and delivered to the customers. The number of products planned for shipment can also be used to calculate the capacity requirements, material requirements, and inventory levels for each product family.
References: CPIM Exam Content Manual Version 7.0, Domain 4: Plan and Manage Supply, Section 4.1: Develop Supply Plans, Subsection 4.1.2: Describe how to develop a production plan (page 36).