Materials, Logistics and Distribution

Course Description: This course is designed to present a fundamental understanding of materials, logistics and distribution management in today’s business environment. Covered in the course: materials management (including inventory) and physical distribution management, planning, forecasting, analysis and control; production and transportation/distribution; documentation, customer service; and the organizational, financial and strategic dimensions of logistics in a supply chain environment. Capstone Papers will be evaluated for the following: 1. Effective analysis in understanding the appropriate use of supply chain fundamentals, techniques and legal/ethical implications 2. Creativity used in a real world environment 3. Effective solutions that develop a win-win environment 4. Solid and clear writing and presentation of ideas and concepts 5. Clear use of research techniques and use of appropriate references PUR 215 Materials, Logistics and Distribution Scenario: The Jurassic Park ride is intended to be the most popular attraction ever constructed at any Disney theme park, and therefore it probably will operate at capacity for the entire duration that the park is open to the public. Besides the initial public relations/promotional campaign, a network of cameras will stream each ride to Disney’s web site for continuous viewing on the world-wide web. Given the attention that will be paid to this monumental attraction, a decision has been made by Disney’s Marketing Department that the ride must not only achieve, but exceed, it’s originally mandated availability of 95% “ in fact, a 100% up time requirement is now designated, because œWalt would have wanted it that way, and Walt always got what he wanted. Mandatory Requirements: Analyze the information contained in the background and course text to answer the following: 1. Describe the measures which should have been taken in the design, construction and installation of the ride to ensure the stringent up-time and safety requirements. TIPS for question 1. “ Before attempting to answer this question, reference Chapter 5, Manufacturing. “ Up time requirement is based on days and hours that the park is open to the public. 2. Assuming that the Prime-contractor warranted the entire system for three (3) years and will be responsible for routine and special maintenance and emergency and normal repairs and Disney will retain responsibility for cleaning and housekeeping, explain, by major subsystem identified in Attachment 1, Jurassic Major Sub-Systems, how the initial inventories of materials, equipment, parts and supplies were determined as to: a. Maximum Onhand Quantity “ How determined and how tracked. b. Location “ Where maintained, i.e., centrally in park with other ride parts inventories, near-ride on-site, somewhere else. c. Ownership “ Disney, construction prime contractor, or supplier, i.e., consignment. d. Method of replenishment “ QR, VMI, MRP, seat of pants, etc. e. Procurement Strategy “ Routine, Bottleneck, Leverage, or Critical. f. Manufacturing Process Utilized to Produce “ Job Shop, Batch, Line Flow, or Continuous. g. Manufacturing Strategy Employed to Produce “ ETO, MTO, MTP or MTS. h. Special considerations, such as shelf life, security, etc. TIPS for question 2 “ Students in past classes have found it easy to submit (and I’ve found it easier to review) their responses to Question 2 in columnular form: Structural: a. h. Propulsion: a. Add any clarifying info or substantiation immediately after the applicable item. 3. Discuss the roles that standardization and simplification should play in the parts/supplies inventory and replenishment system for the Jurassic Park ride? TIPS for question 3: “ Standardization: Agreement on definite sizes, design, quality, or other aspects of the product or service. – Simplification: A reduction in the number of sizes, designs or other aspects of the product or service. 4. Spotlighting the importance of trust in supply chain relationships, select one key Disney partner in the Jurassic Park project and indicate the steps which the two parties must take to foster reliability and character based trust Tip question 4: “ Refer to the section on Developing Trust found on pages 353 to 354 in Chapter 14, Collaboration 5. You have been tasked with developing an assessment of Jurassic Park Ride operations from (5) œfunctional perspectives in Chapter 15, Performance Measurement in the text. The results of your assessment will be used as the basis of a report to senior management on monthly operations. Using Table 15.1, Typical Performance Metrics, select at least three of the most important metrics from each column which will be addressed in your assessment Tip Question 5: “ You do not have to create the report, but only select a minimum of three metrics (for each (5) perspectives and provide your rationale for selecting each. Capstone Term Paper PUR 215 “ Materials, Logistics and Distribution Course Description: This course is designed to present a fundamental understanding of materials, logistics and distribution management in today’s business environment. Covered in the course: materials management (including inventory) and physical distribution management, planning, forecasting, analysis and control; production and transportation/distribution; documentation, customer service; and the organizational, financial and strategic dimensions of logistics in a supply chain environment. Capstone Papers will be evaluated for the following: 1. Effective analysis in understanding the appropriate use of supply chain fundamentals, techniques and legal/ethical implications 2. Creativity used in a real world environment 3. Effective solutions that develop a win-win environment 4. Solid and clear writing and presentation of ideas and concepts 5. Clear use of research techniques and use of appropriate references PUR 215 Materials, Logistics and Distribution Scenario: The Jurassic Park ride is intended to be the most popular attraction ever constructed at any Disney theme park, and therefore it probably will operate at capacity for the entire duration that the park is open to the public. Besides the initial public relations/promotional campaign, a network of cameras will stream each ride to Disney’s web site for continuous viewing on the world-wide web. Given the attention that will be paid to this monumental attraction, a decision has been made by Disney’s Marketing Department that the ride must not only achieve, but exceed, it’s originally mandated availability of 95% “ in fact, a 100% up time requirement is now designated, because œWalt would have wanted it that way, and Walt always got what he wanted. Mandatory Requirements: Analyze the information contained in the background and course text to answer the following: 1. Describe the measures which should have been taken in the design, construction and installation of the ride to ensure the stringent up-time and safety requirements. TIPS for question 1. “ Before attempting to answer this question, reference Chapter 5, Manufacturing. “ Up time requirement is based on days and hours that the park is open to the public. 2. Assuming that the Prime-contractor warranted the entire system for three (3) years and will be responsible for routine and special maintenance and emergency and normal repairs and Disney will retain responsibility for cleaning and housekeeping, explain, by major subsystem identified in Attachment 1, Jurassic Major Sub-Systems, how the initial inventories of materials, equipment, parts and supplies were determined as to: a. Maximum Onhand Quantity “ How determined and how tracked. b. Location “ Where maintained, i.e., centrally in park with other ride parts inventories, near-ride on-site, somewhere else. c. Ownership “ Disney, construction prime contractor, or supplier, i.e., consignment. d. Method of replenishment “ QR, VMI, MRP, seat of pants, etc. e. Procurement Strategy “ Routine, Bottleneck, Leverage, or Critical. f. Manufacturing Process Utilized to Produce “ Job Shop, Batch, Line Flow, or Continuous. g. Manufacturing Strategy Employed to Produce “ ETO, MTO, MTP or MTS. h. Special considerations, such as shelf life, security, etc. TIPS for question 2 “ Students in past classes have found it easy to submit (and I’ve found it easier to review) their responses to Question 2 in columnular form: Structural: a. h. Propulsion: a. Add any clarifying info or substantiation immediately after the applicable item. 3. Discuss the roles that standardization and simplification should play in the parts/supplies inventory and replenishment system for the Jurassic Park ride? TIPS for question 3: “ Standardization: Agreement on definite sizes, design, quality, or other aspects of the product or service. – Simplification: A reduction in the number of sizes, designs or other aspects of the product or service. 4. Spotlighting the importance of trust in supply chain relationships, select one key Disney partner in the Jurassic Park project and indicate the steps which the two parties must take to foster reliability and character based trust Tip question 4: “ Refer to the section on Developing Trust found on pages 353 to 354 in Chapter 14, Collaboration 5. You have been tasked with developing an assessment of Jurassic Park Ride operations from (5) œfunctional perspectives in Chapter 15, Performance Measurement in the text. The results of your assessment will be used as the basis of a report to senior management on monthly operations. Using Table 15.1, Typical Performance Metrics, select at least three of the most important metrics from each column which will be addressed in your assessment Tip Question 5: “ You do not have to create the report, but only select a minimum of three metrics (for each (5) perspectives and provide your rationale for selecting each.

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