Unit 5 | Operations Management homework help


Work Design and Measurement

It is important that operations managers are comfortable analyzing  business data, and then using the resultant information to make  well-informed decisions that will ultimately improve operational  efficiency, lower costs, improve “bottom line” performance, and decrease  outcome variability that can be attributed to assignable causes.  The  unit reading will go over the concepts of methods analysis and the  measurement of work.  First, one employs methods analysis to breakdown a  process into basic work tasks.  Next, measurement samples are taken of  how long it takes to complete each work task.  Since there is usually  variance in how long it takes workers to complete a task, statistical  methods are utilized to estimate the percent of time a worker spends on  the task, and how much is idle time.  Once the methods analysis is  complete, then it is possible to measure the time it takes to complete  each work task.  Basically you are using quantitative methods to measure  work, rather than a subjective qualitative approach.

Unit Learning Outcomes

  1. Perform descriptive analyses on datasets using Microsoft Excel. (CLO 4, 5, and 7)
  2. Properly determine standard times for units of work using Microsoft Excel. (CLO 3, 4, and 5)
  3. Calculate cycle time commonly associated with time studies for production using Microsoft Excel. (CLO 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7)
  4. Use quantitative data as the basis for making suggested operational  improvements within various organizational structures. (CLO 3, 4, and 5)


End of Chapter Problems (60 points):  Answer the following end of chapter problems from the textbook:

Chapter 7 – problems 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 11 (pages 327-328, 10 points each).

View the following example videos before working the problems:

C7 Example 07-03               Play media comment.              (mp4 20MB)

C7 Example 07-04               Play media comment.              (mp4 30MB)

Place your order
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Enjoy 10% OFF today with the coupon code: save10