1) What are the inputs and outputs of the transformation process described in th

1) What are the inputs and outputs of the transformation process described in this case?
2) What are the main operations objectives for the macro-operation?
3) How would you describe the type of process and the layout systems used in this unusual operation? 4) Calculate the capacities for each part (micro- operation) of the Iceberg rig, and from this estimate the total capacity. To what extent does the overall capacity depend on the product mix? What problems are encountered when attempting
these capacity calculations?
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5) How well balanced are the capacities, and what 6) Compare the actual output to the capacity. What could adversely affect this balance? does this suggest about the operations management
tasks involved in running all six rigs?
Guidelines for Analyzing Case Studies
While there is no “formula” for analyzing case studies, the following guidelines are recommended;
1. Define the goals and objectives for your analysis. What questions are you trying to answer? What issues are you trying to resolve?
Rapidly skim through the case study and get a sense for how the case study has been structured.
Read through the case study with paper and pencil and make notes as you go along
Structure the information in the case study: this is the key step.
a. Think of the information given in the case study as “raw data” that you have gathered to help you answer the questions and resolve the issues in Step 1 above.
b. You need to structure this data in order to resolve the issues.
Here are some i.
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viii. ix.
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useful dimensions along which you can structure the given information chronologically: Evolution of the industry in which the enterprise operates (changes in technology, customer needs, competitive landscape, etc.)
Evolution of strategy – business, technology, and market – of the enterprise
Evolution of technology (including manufacturing), product platforms, and product lines of the enterprise
The technology, product, and process development process within the enterprise Growth (or decline) of the enterprise with respect to of market share, revenues, costs, profits, etc.
Organizational structure of the enterprise
Key decisions made at different stages in the life of enterprise, and the drivers for these decisions
The interconnections and relationships between all the above factors
Make extensive use of figures, tables, trees, etc. to shape your thinking during the structuring process.
Perform any necessary analysis, for example, revenues or costs associated with different design options
Draw conclusions, answer questions, resolve issues, and make recommendations using the structured information in Step 4.
Use the case questions to structure your paper. In order words don’t quote the questions and provide answers, rather formulate titles and subtitles with the case questions in an essay format.

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