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1 Prof. Mellie Pullman Online Registration & Game Overview ISQA 511

2 Getting on to the game, come prepared with a credit card, your team name and password (details on their format in next slides)

3 Obtaining Your Access Code Click here

4 Create A New Account Click here

5 Follow step–by–step instructions to purchase your access code

6 Entering Your Course Code Enter course code cash

7 Registering Your Team Enter team name * All lower case letters or numbers * No punctuation or spaces example

8 Registering Your Team Enter team password * All lower case letters or numbers * No punctuation or spaces example

9 Enter students names * Caps and spaces are OK * Please NO apostrophes! Hannah Lisker Charlie Wong Shane OBrien

10 Hannah Lisker Charlie Wong Shane OBrien Enter student access codes akjndk8l slhfg7wk hkjft96l

11 A Brief Overview A Brief Overview

12 Your Laboratory: Four steps at three stations 1)Sample Preparing –Step 1 blood is transferred to test tubes in the test kit 2)Testing –Steps 2 & 4 samples are tested and information is recorded 3)Centrifuging –Step 3 plasma and blood cells are isolated

13 Capacity Costs Station #1 SAMPLE PREPARING MACHINES – $90,000 each Station #2 TESTING MACHINES – $80,000 each Station #3 CENTRIFUGING MACHINES – $100,000 each Resale value for any machine – $10,000 each

14 Factory Process Every step has its own process time Littlefield measures average daily utilization rates at each station Queues hold waiting jobs The Lab holds a maximum WIP of 100 orders lead time = process time + wait time

15 Orders and Kits Every arriving customer order is matched with a new test kit – test kits cost $600 each – shipments have a fixed ordering cost = $1,000 – suppliers lead time is always 4 days Three criteria to place an order: 1)Inventory on-hand is lower than the reorder point 2)There are no shipments of materials in transit 3)Cash on hand is sufficient for the order quantity

16 Reorder Point – Stocks are replenished when they reach some pre-determined low point. A system commonly used by squirrels Well, also by you, your checkbook vendor, and many other systems. – You start with 160 kits in stock – Your reorder point ROP is set at 40 kits – The order quantity Q is set at 120 – You can change both ROP and Q – See your inventory chapter for helpful ideas.

17 Contract Pricing < 24 hours = $1000 > 72 hours = zero *Factory must still purchase inventory for orders earning zero revenue ! Contract Pricing Three contracts to choose from 1)quoted lead time = 7 days, max lead time = 14 days, price = $750 2)quoted lead time = 1 day, max lead time = 3 days, price = $1000 (pictured here) 3)quoted lead time = 12 hours, max lead time = 24 hours, price = $1250 An example using Contract 2 24 hours = $ hours = zero * Factory must still purchase inventory for orders earning zero revenue !

18 Logging Into Your Laboratory after the simulator has been initialized Today

19 example Enter team name Logging Into Your Laboratory

20 Enter teams password example Logging Into Your Laboratory

21 Explore Your Laboratory

22 Click Box: Customer Order Queue

23 Click Plot Job Arrivals and Download Data Click download button Save to desktop Open with MS Excel or another spreadsheet application Copy > Paste data columns to a master worksheet Index by Day

24 Opening the data in Excel You will have 50 days worth of data until it starts running dynamically on Feb. 3 The demand will increase until around day 150 and then level off Figure out the demand point where it levels off day number of jobs arriving each day ……

25 Forecasting Demand (arrival rate of jobs) Overall Linear trend = SLOPE(known_y's,known_x's) = INTERCEPT(known_y's,known_x's) Forecast for the demand at the point where you think it will level out.

26 Look at Capacity Problems (station 1 Queue Box)

27 Click on Station 1 to see Utilization Might want to see what happened

28 Click on Materials Buffer Box to see your inventory policy & status As demand goes up, What could happen here? What can you do?

29 Completed Job data

30 Current Job Lead Time through system & contract information

31 Expected Utilization = Key Hints Forecasts estimate future outcomes They are not known for precision A prediction interval should be considered Arrival Rate * Process Time # of Machines

32 Key Hints Balance your work stations, reduce bottleneck Proactive are better than reactive strategies Monitor your inventory and change ROP and Quantity if you need to. It takes 4 days for part orders to arrive from your supplier so make sure not to run out during lead time. Watch your completed job lead time/revenue to take most profitable contract when possible

33 Deliverable No more than 2 written pages (then appendices) which cover your teams experience What did you do (in sequence)? Why did you make that decision? How did it work out? What did you learn during the process? Include an Appendix with a journal and any relevant calculations.

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