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Operations Management NMIMS Assignment Solution April 2024


Operations Management NMIMS Assignment Solution April 2024.



NMIMS Global Access
School for Continuing Education (NGA-SCE)
Course: Operations Management
Internal Assignment Applicable for April 2024 Examination:
Assignment Marks: 30
 All Questions carry equal marks.
 All Questions are compulsory
 All answers to be explained in not more than 1000 words for question 1 and 2 and for question 3 in not more than 500 words for each subsection. Use relevant examples, illustrations as far as possible.
 All answers to be written individually. Discussion and group work is not advisable.
 Students are free to refer to any books/reference material/website/internet for attempting their assignments, but are not allowed to copy the matter as it is from the source of reference.
 Students should write the assignment in their own words. Copying of assignments from other students is not allowed
 Students should follow the following parameter for answering the assignment questions
Q.1 Tesla Motors is considering India for setting up its manufacturing facility. As regional head, you have been assigned the most critical decision of choosing a location for your business setup. What are the various factors that you will consider for narrowing down on a facility location for your business? Also, justify your selection with some facts based on the choice of your location as you why you feel that location is appropriate for setting up the manufacturing facility. (10 marks)
Q.2 Explain the need for a good layout and compare the different types of layouts used in operations management, emphasizing their respective advantages and disadvantages. Post that, analyze the specific challenges and opportunities associated with both the cloud kitchen format and dine-in restaurant setups. Finally, make a recommendation on the most suitable layout type for each format, providing a justification for your choice based on how the selected layout addresses the unique needs and challenges of each format. (10 marks)
Q.3 A famous patisserie brand is planning to open a new mid-sized pastry shop near your locality. Considering their expertise and knowledge in manufacturing and branding their product offerings, they are confident of getting into the new pastry shop operations. The standard offering, which is ready-to-eat single items, takes nearly 20 minutes for one worker, while the extended multiple items required in bulk take 30 minutes. On the other hand, custom-made items require three workers to spend 25 minutes each.
The company is interested in identifying the right number of workers required in its shop.
Using the data given in the table below:
Type of pastry offered
Demand in the next 4 weeks
Standard single items
Extended multi-items
Custom-made items

a) Estimate the aggregate capacity required at the patisserie brand during the next four weeks. Also, if the company employs 29 workers for six days a week and 10 hours a day, compute the capacity available in its current level of working.
Is the capacity adequate to meet the demand, and if not, how much additional capacity do they need? (5 marks)
b) What alternatives would you recommend to the patisserie brand to solve their capacity problem, and if they are ready to recruit, then how many workers should they recruit? (5 marks)

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