Operations Management homework help

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Assignment 2
Deadline: 04/12/2020 @ 23:59

Course Name: Student’s Name:
Course Code: Student’s ID Number:
Semester: I CRN:
Academic Year: 1440/1441 H

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name:
Students’ Grade:  Marks Obtained/Out of Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low


  • The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
  • Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
  • Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
  • Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
  • Late submission will NOT be accepted.
  • Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
  • All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
  • Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.


Learning Outcome:


  • Understand the concept of process selection, forecasting, capacity planning, production forecast methods and schedule operations.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to optimize production objective of maximizing profits using qualitative and quantitative techniques in related areas of operations management.
  • Exhibit the knowledge of lean system, quality controls and green systems

Assignment Question(s):                                                     (Marks 10)
Question 1:
Workers should be given more control over the inspection for their own work. Discuss the pros and cons of this situation? (Marks 2)
Question 2:

  1. What are the advantages of Exponential smoothing over the Moving average and the Weighted moving average? (Marks 2)
  2. Explain the aggregate planning strategy? (Marks 2)

Question 3:
Sequence the jobs shown below by using a Gantt chart. Sequence the jobs in priority order 1, 2, 3, 4.

Job Work Center/Machine Hours                                  Due Date (days)
1 A/3, B/2, C/2 3
2 C/2, A/4 2
3 B/6, A/1, C/3 4
4 C/4, A/1, B/2 3


  1. Using finite capacity scheduling, draw a Gantt chart for the schedule (Marks 1)
  2. What is the makespan? (Marks 0.5)
  3. How much machine idle time is there? (Marks 0.5)
  4. How much idle time (waiting time) is there for each job? (Marks 0.5)
  5. When is each job delivered? (Marks 0.5)
  6. Which department is the bottleneck? (Marks 0.5)
  7. Calculate the machine utilization? (Marks 0.5)



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