Company Culture

Assume you are the production manager for a small machine
shop that manufactures precision parts for industrial equipment. How would you
address the following set of questions:

Can you use CAD, CAE, CAM, CIM, and FMS to manufacture better
parts more easily? Explain.

If your final product requires several unique subunits that
are all produced with different machinery and in differing lengths of time,
what facility layout will you choose and why?

Look up in the on the Internet “franchising”.
Based on your readings, from an operational perspective, why is purchasing a
franchise such as Wendy’s or Jiffy Lube an attractive alternative for starting
a business?

What things could you learn about a company’s culture by
observing the layout and design of its production facility? Discuss both goods
and services operations.