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OPS 571 Complete Week 4
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OPS 571 Week 4 DQ 1
Why would subcontractors for a
government project want their activities
on the critical path? Under what
conditions would they try to avoid being
on the critical path?

OPS 571 Week 4 DQ 2
What was the most complex project that
you have been involved in? Give examples
of the following as they pertain to the
project: the work breakdown structure,

tasks, subtasks, and work package. Were
you on the critical path? Did it have a good
project manager?

OPS 571 Week 4 DQ 3
Watch the "Project Management" video in
the Supply Chain Management Video
Lecture Series.

OPS 571 Week 4 Learning Team Supply
Chain Design Paper
Review the Riordan Manufacturing Virtual
Write a paper of no more than 1,400words that includes the following:

Determine Riordan's manufacturing
strategy (chase, level, or combination)
and explain its benefits

Create a process flow diagram for the
electric fan supply chain
Select two metrics to evaluate
performance of the electric fan supply
Describe the supplier relationship and
the effects on the supply chain. As part
of this consider the following:
o Type of relationship
o Supplier location, size of company,
and financial stability
o Metrics used to measure supplier
performance (on-time delivery,
defects, etc)
o Supplier improvement strategies
Describe how lean production
principles may be used to maximize
the efficiency and effectiveness of the
electric fan supply chain process
Select a business forecasting technique
(qualitative or quantitative) for the
electric fans and describe the

forecasting process to be used at

Create a sales forecast for electric fans
using selected techniques
Develop Aggregate Production Plan,
Master Schedule, and Materials
Requirement Plans for electric fans
based off the sales forecast. Be sure to
include the following:
o The determination of inventory
requirements of the electric fans
component parts and finished
o The selection of an appropriate
inventory system (fixed order
quantity, two bin method, etc.) to
meet inventory requirements

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit
your assignment.

Begin working on the Week Six
assignment. In Week Six, you propose and
implement new process design and supply
chain processes for the manufacturing of
Riordan's electric fans.

OPS 571 Week 4 Quiz

1.) A work breakdown structure is
a hierarchy of tasks, subtasks, and work
a Cost and Performance tracking schedule
a structure that is incompatible with the
Critical Path Method
a simple list of the activities making up a

2.) The vertical axis on a Gantt chart is
usually which of the following?


3.) Which of the following identifies a key
principle of Reengineering?
Organize around tasks.
Downsize (lay-off) workers and do the
same amount of work as before.
Merge information-processing work into
the real work that produces the
Capture information both at the source
and where it is interpreted.

4.) At the onset, a project originates as
which of the following?

A Gantt chart
A series of milestones
Critical path method (CPM)
A statement of work (SOW

5.) Consulting firms typically use which of
the following techniques to plan and
monitor the engagements of the firm or
specific projects?
Qualitative forecasting
Materials requirements planning (MRP)
Quantitative layout

6.) A Responsibility Chart specifically
identifies which of the following?
Planning the tasks for a project

Customer satisfaction
Commitment to quality
Level of inventory

7.)Which of the following would be the
result of subdividing a project?
Job orders
Work events
Job categories

8.) Which project progress technique
includes the essential features of a project
plan, budgeted cost of work scheduled and
budgeted cost of work performed?
Earned value management
Critical path method

Cost analysis
Gantt chart

9.) An example of a graphic project report
utilized within project management is:
Project proposal
Equipment and supplies chart
Humphrey chart
Cost and performance tracking schedule

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