The title implies that we should be concerned about the consistency with which we deliver on our service level agreements SLAs.
We thought that maybe it was because of the mismatch between machines and splits. This simulation game has been widely adopted in schools around the world.
There is another consideration in the decision to purchase a fifth machine for Station 1.
They manage their factories by making decisions on increasing or decreasing manufacturing capacity, modifying scheduling instructions, managing inventory by increasing or decreasing the inventory order quantity and inventory reorder point, and deciding on lead times.
The average lead time declined to under a half a day during factory days 69 through Data for all groups were collected after all machine purchases explaining the small number of observations for Group 1. Accordingly, we tried the 3-way job split for eight days, but we were not impressed with the results.