Essay about Case Study Kristen's Cookie Company

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Kristen’s Cookie Company
Key Questions 1) Washing & Mixing | 6 min | Dishing Up | 2 min | Setting the oven | 1 min | Baking | 9 min | Cooling | 5 min | Packing | 2 min | Accept Payment | 1 min | Total | 26 min |

2) The oven holds only one tray (one dozen of cookies) => at full utilization we can cook only 6 dozen of cookies per hour, for example after washing and mixing we have two more minutes to wait before oven will free.
26 + 10(x-1)=240
22 orders per night 3) My own | Roommate | Washing & Mixing 6 min | Setting the oven 1 min | Dishing Up 2 min | Packing 2 min | | Accepting Payments 1 min | 8 min | 4 min | 4) Our variable costs are only ingredients (.60 per dozen)
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Problems for further thought:
If I decide to do it by myself, it will be different. Because all the steps I have to do by myself and my valuable time of one dozen cookies 8 + 4 = 12 minutes, which exceeds 10 minutes, the time of one circle of baking one dozen cookies, so I become the bottleneck instead of the oven. But if the order contains two dozen of the same flavor cookies, because of the washing and mixing steps of the two dozen cookies can be done together, my valuable time for this order will be 6+2x2+2x1+2x2+1=17 minutes which is less than 10x2=20 minutes. If the order is for three dozens, my valuable time will be 22 minutes
There is no need to stop baking of the previous cookie. The time that rush order will delay is only at most 1 minute. And the previous order can be finished on time. So we do not need to offer a special rates.
We can just look at the order board and see when I will finish my own job and become idle. Then the finishing time will be that time plus 26 minutes. At that time we promise delivery. The safety time for timing is 8 minutes. Assume that you just begin the wash process and then a rush order comes, you have to stop it and do the rush order. The previous order will be delayed for at most 8 minutes to wait for you complete the wash and tray process of the rush order that time is 6+2=8 minutes.
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