North West Constructive Bank case (Lecture 1) File
ARAPU case description (Lecture 2) File
1 Lecture_Process definitions and design File
These are the lecture slides from today.
Before the next lecture, please make sure to read the North
West Constructive Bank Case Study that we will discuss in the beginning of lecture 2 on Thursday (this is a change from the planned contents within the syllabus).
ARAPU case - some help File
I thought it would be fair to give you some additional assistance for the first case, as you have only such a short period of time to work on it. Here are a few slides that you may find useful. Good luck with preparing the solutions for the case!
2 Lecture_Process design ARAPU File
Short-fat Long-thin_Slack et al File
3 Lecture_Process design PushPull File
Additional calculation example for lecture 4_with guidelines File
4 Distribution and Logistics_EOQ, Little's Law File
5 Distribution and Logistics_Inventory Newsvendor File
6 Lecture materials File
Excel 2007 spreadsheet
Here's some data for an exercise that we'll carry out on the lecture 6 on Thu 15.11. You can get familiar with it already now, but no need to analyze before the lecture.
****** Updated to include the tutor answers for the SPC exercise.
6 Process improvement (lecture slides) File
7 Benihana File
7 Lean operationsx File
Reflection essay guidelines File
to me that some of you have already started writing the reflection essay straight
after the simulations, which is indeed a preferred strategy. In an ideal
situation I would have given the full instructions for the essay already on the
first lecture, which I did'nt quite manage to do this time, because had to
develop this course from a scratch in a very short period of time. Accordingly,
I really don't want to punish anybody through grading, who has been already
writing the essay.
the above logic, I’ve amended the reflection guidelines (see attached), so that the 1500 words
is a recommended maximum length, not an absolute requirement.
looking forward to seeing thematic discussions in the essays, where different
simulations are compared and contrasted along different course core topics. If
you have not done this yet, please try and revise your essays from this
perspective. I would also recommend that if you’re clearly over 1500 words now,
you’d try and shorten the work towards 1500 words length, which should allow
you to make the essay "denser" and thereby to improve it's quality.
You can relocate some of the less core discussion to the appendices, while focusing
in the essay body text on the absolute core.
final essay would still be over 1500, you won't be punished by this. I'd say that I recommend moving towards 1500 words in the essay length to improve
quality, where possible.
Updated: Submission deadline set to Wednesday 19.12.2018