1) At Comp4U, you have tracked warranty claims from your customers for the last month. Here is the list of
problems and the number of times each occurred:
Monitor not working 5
Wires loose 6
RAM bad 30
CD ROM drive bad 2
Mouse defective 18
Software conflicts 8
Modem defective 4
Draw a Pareto chart using this data. Note that a Pareto chart always go left to right, largest to smallest. The next step is to analyze the problem with the largest number of errors. How would you go about
getting more information, and what types of information might you want to know, that is, what
questions would you ask? Remember that we are trying to find a root cause of problems.
Draw and develop a cause-and-effect diagram for the following situation: a less than satisfying course
experience at CSU-Pueblo. Consider at the end of a semester, you had a course that you think did not go
very well. You were just not satisfied with the course for some reason (there could be lots of reasons).
Now determine what could be the causes of this experience.
It is often thought that there are two major groups of customers for a university’s services : the student,
and the future employees of the student. You are to define quality for these two groups. For the
employer, how would the employer define quality in the student that is to be hired? As a student, how
do you define quality in the education process?
The forecasting needs of CSU-Pueblo and Comp4U may be different.
1. Are the most important forecasts for CSU-Pueblo short, medium, or long term?
2. What would the most important uses for forecasts at CSU-Pueblo?
3. Are the most important forecasts for Comp4U short, medium, or long term?
4. What would the most important uses for forecasts at Comp4U?
Locate the Westpark Health Care Centre at the web site listed.
Westpark Health Care http://www.westpark.org/PatientsAndFamilies/AboutOurFacilities.aspx
Start by looking at the map of the facilities on the first web page, and read the descriptions (above the
map) of the functions in each of the buildings.
Click on the Long-Term Care Centre link and review the pages associated with that building.
To hand in for the Westpark Health Care Centre (job shop): What is it that makes this a job shop? You
may want to take note of the layout, customization, and other aspects of this facility that match the
characteristics of a process focus. Do NOT draw a flow diagram. About 1 page typed single spaced
should do it. You can exceed that without penalty.
Batch process: Draw a process flow diagram, with appropriate labels, of the process.
Locate the Coors Brewery tour at
This is one long page that contains the entire tour.
If for some reason the plant tour site is no longer active, please contact the instructor for an alternative.
What do you notice about this tour that you found interesting?
If at any time an internet tour is no longer available, please contact the instructor for an alternate
Repetitive. Locate the Hershey’s Chocolate Company at the web site listed. Draw a process flow
diagram, with appropriate labels, of the process. Do not just copy a web site that has a tour on it, if one
exists. Create your own flow diagram.
Locate the Hershey’s Chocolate Company at the web site listed.
Mostly repetitive, but some batch and continuous processing also.
Locate the Michigan Sugar mill at the web site listed.
Draw your own diagram by reading through the explanation of sugar processing on this one page.
Based on the four organizations just studied in Questions 5 through 8, answer the following questions.
1. Which companies and process types are make-to-stock?
2. Which companies and process types are make-to-order?
3. Which companies and process types have the highest quality products?
4. Which companies and process types have the lowest unit cost?
5. Which companies and process types have the highest volumes?
6. Which companies and process types have the greatest flexibility of product variety?
Fill in the following table with the companies that you studied and check the columns on the right using
the answers from AE 12. In the large square below that is crisscrossed with dotted lines, you are to place
each company in one of those 16 smaller squares. You should place a company in a square so that it
aligns with the type of process they have and the characteristic that match across the top. For example,
the job shop should go into the job shop row, in one of the 4 boxes. Select the appropriate
characteristics of the job shop across the top left (variety, equipment flexibility, volume) and mark that
company in the one box that matches the column and the row (job shop).
Describe in words how the characteristics you have checked on the right half relate to the type of
See the table attached