For In-Class Discussion Of Tours:
Identify key production planning considerations (what, when
and how much of each to produce, methods of dealing with short/long term
changes in capacity demand).
potential bottlenecks (use process flow diagram) and discuss possible
methods of breaking them.
out any special considerations that should be accorded to managing the
significant issues pertaining to materials management within the process
(i.e. inventory management, supplier selection, etc.)
the significant aspects of quality control as they relate to this process.
is this industry likely to be affected by technological change?
what degree does vertical integration exist? What potential is there to vertically integrate further?
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