Chad Bartos, owner of Regent Flooring Inc., had experienced slow sales in the summer but was anticipating a busy fall. He must determine if his current production operation will produce the projected sales demand for flooring for the upcoming month of September. If it does not, he has some options available for increasing the plant’s output.
This case can be used as either an introduction to operations management or to students who have had some introduction to the process identification and process analysis segments of operations management. Class time will vary considerably between these two student classes. Students are expected to identify capacity/productions constraints and any bottlenecks and make recommendations to address them so that output can meet projected demand.
Output capacity calculations, identification of job shop vs. batch production processes, options analysis.