BUS 644 Beck Manufacturing Case Study Calculate the capacity of each machine center and the capacity of the system. Analyze where the focus of the company’s efforts should be if Beck wants to expand capacity. Determine how much extra capacity he can get without causing another operation to become the bottleneck. Suggest ways Beck can expand capacity without purchasing new equipment. Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points) and supported with the concepts outlined in your text and additional scholarly sources.
Submit your three- to four-page paper (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center and must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.
President of Beck Manufacturing is keen in determining the capacity of the facility. The facility is involved in manufacturing of gears for automotive. The operations of the company are majorly product layout design. The processes which are involved in the production are grinding, milling, boring, drilling and assembly.
The facility runs twice the 8 hour shift in one day. The data which was collected for the analysis is as follows:
No. of Machines
Run time (per piece)
Percentage of reject Rate
a) Now calculation of capacity of each machine as well as the capacity of system is something which Mr. Al Beck is interested in. So we have the following in place: