A carpenter is considering ways to improve the manufacturing process of his custom wood floor concept. He started the company as a part-time venture and wanted to increase the efficiency of production in order to accommodate the growing interest for its wooden floor design. The carpenter was unsure if he invest in new equipment or hire part-time work, but he knew that either way, he would have to change the current process to ensure that the capacity would meet has predicted the coming year … Read more »

A carpenter is considering ways to improve the manufacturing process of his custom wood floor concept. He started the company as a part-time venture and wanted to increase the efficiency of production in order to accommodate the growing interest for its wooden floor design. The carpenter was unsure if he invest in new equipment or hire part-time work, but he knew that either way, he would have to change the current process to ensure that the capacity would be in the coming year, the forecasted demand to meet.
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John S. Haywood-Farmer
Julie Harvey
Source: Ivey Publishing
5 pages.
Release Date: 21 July 2008. Prod #: 907D10-PDF-ENG
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