Read Problem 6: The “Monique Food Processing Company” in Chapter 8 of your text.Monique Food Processing Company produces light snacks that can be heated in a microwave. The following steps are inc

Read Problem 6: The “Monique Food Processing Company” in Chapter 8 of your text.

Monique Food Processing Company produces light snacks that can be heated in a microwave. The following steps are included in the process:

Steps 

Description 

Capacity (Units/Hour) 

Prepare food 

200 

Measure and place in plastic pouch 

175 

Prepare cardboard box 

200 

Insert pouch into box 

300 

Shrink-wrap box 

200 

  1. What is the system capacity, and which is the bottleneck department?
  2. How much slack (unused capacity) is available in other departments?
  3. How much system capacity can be gained by adding capacity to the bottleneck?
  4. What are the key factors that determine when to add capacity?
  5. Why would an organization want to reduce its capacity?

Make and include calculations. Answer questions “a” through “e.” Your response should be 200-250 words.

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