Milestone 2 Instruction.
In Milestone Two, you will submit the Manufacturing or Service, Production/Resource Scheduling and Inventory Management Brief, which will become part of Component 2, due in Module Eight. In this brief you will begin defining the manufacturing or service-related requirements necessary to support the introduction of a new product or service. You will propose the manufacturing system (if appropriate), propose how inventory (if any) will be managed, and begin the high-level estimates on capacity and/or resource planning. A detailed process flow chart must be developed showing the recommended service or manufacturing process. The instructor will provide feedback on this milestone to help you shape your final capstone project.
Requirements: Identify the unique manufacturing or service-related requirements to support the new product or service.
Inventory Management: Select an inventory management approach that supports the planned supply chain.
Capacity Planning: Develop high-level estimates for output of the new product/service.
Process Flow Chart: Create a process flow of the new product/service flow that leverages standard process flow chart shapes and techniques. May leverage tools such as Microsoft Visio for flow chart development.
feedback for the first attempt:
Be sure you are editing your work. It was hard to follow some areas, including the inventory approach. ABC is fine as an inventory approach, but the reason for it was not clear. The capacity plan does not boost the capacity of the company. Be sure to re-review this concept in your operations textbooks. The example you provided does not identify the capacity constraint you have at PBM. What about the capacity of machine hours available? How much machine time is available for the 4000 machine you identified based on the need to produce the 4oz liners? You can make whatever assumptions you need to and put together a potential capacity plan.
Continuation of Milestone 2: Manufacturing or Service, Production/Resource Scheduling & Inventory Management
In this second phase of the capstone component, develop the manufacturing or service related requirements necessary to support introduction of the new product or service. For the manufacturing product scenario, you will create a manufacturing and inventory plan that addresses the following:
Production Process Flow Chart
Supply Chain Utilization
Inventory Management Strategy
Resource Staffing Plan
This component shall be accompanied by a 1215 (including charts and/or graphs) page report detailing the rationale behind each of the major items outlined in the manufacturing/service plan. This will include the detail to support each constituent of the plan and any calculations or graphics that fully depicts the overall plan.
note: I already made together with the milestone 2 and its continuation. just do the feedback.!
For the 2nd feedback: The prior feedback from the milestone 2 has not been incorporated into this component. Again, the writing is difficult to follow. Without better clarity, the statements included do not make sense. The flowchart should be redone per the prior feedback. The actual capacity should be calculated rather than an example. I would recommend reaching out to your advisor if you need some writing assistance.