OPS 571 Week 6 DQ 8 -
I really like how this chapter infuses various manufacturing techniques into process development and process flow. Further it looks at how bottlenecks affect a process and how quality control is essential to any process no matter the type. There are ways of improving process quality that can help mitigate certain bottlenecks, but they can also introduce new bottlenecks if you aren't careful. It is all about making the process more efficient and effective. These concepts are important to be incorporated into some of the other concepts we have learned thus far like process analysis and improvement.
Class: Think about JIT, MRP, and synchronized manufacturing as presented in the text. Discuss the importance and relevance of quality control and analyzing bottlenecks within these various processes.