Essay on Ba365 Intro to Operations Management

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BA365 Intro to Operations Management

Question 1

a) A hospital emergency room averages 50 patients per shift. A shift is 8 hours long, and the average patient requires 20 minutes in the exam room.

8*60/20 =24 would equal the number of patients for a 8 hour shift

Average number of patients=50

b) Discuss whether you think a 30% capacity cushion is appropriate for a hospital emergency room. What factors would consider when setting this cushion?

A 30%cushion the number of room required would equal (50(1+0.3)/24) =50*1.3/24=2.7 =>3 rooms

1 room would be required to maintain the 30% capacity cushion.

Question 2

a). Determine how many cash registers the restaurant should have
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