Suppose you are production manager for the small machine shop which produces precision parts for industrial equipment.
Can you utilize CAD, CAE, CAM, CIM, and FMS to produce better parts more easily? Describe.
If your final product requires several unique subunits which are all maufactured with different machinery and in differing lengths of time, what facility layout will you choose and why?
In regards to "franchising". From the operational perspective, why is buying a franchise the attractive alternative for starting a business?
What things could you learn about the company's culture by observing layout and design of its production facility?