Sullivan’s Flooring Concept
Case Requirements: Read the case entitled “Sullivan’s Flooring Concept” and answer the following questions: 1. Identify the needs of Sullivan’s customers and perform the necessary task analyses. 2. Identify the current process used in Sullivan’s flooring manufacturing operation. Is it appropriate? Why or why not? 3. What is Sullivan’s theoretical production capacity? Can the forecasted demand be met? How will the proposed new router system affect production output? 4. Balance the line if Sullivan hires one additional worker. Balance the line if Sullivan hires two additional workers. Comment on your findings. 5. Evaluate the qualitative pros and cons and the quantitative costs and benefits of purchasing new equipment, hiring one additional worker and hiring two additional workers. 6. As Norm Sullivan, what would you do? Provide detailed support from your qualitative and quantitative analysis.