Analyse how seasonality can affect capacity decisions
Topic : Adjusting capacity
Seasonality refers to a strong relationship of demand for a product or service that varies according to the time of year. As you might suspect, seasonality also has a significant influence on most markets. Because of this impact, it is crucial that operations managers consider the implications of seasonality whenever they make capacity decisions. In this Collaboration, you will explore seasonality’s influence in further detail but do so from the perspective of an organisation you work for or with which you are familiar.
To prepare for this Collaboration:
? Review the Learning Resources for this week ( Added as attachment)with a focus on adjusting for capacity.
? Reflect on the influence of seasonality on capacity decisions.
? Select an organisation you work for or with which you are familiar ( A service organization in Oil & Gas field, thatpreparesequipment for customer use for offshore operation)
? Consider the impact of seasonality on capacity decisions made by your selected organisation.
To complete this Collaboration:
In a response of approximately 300-500 words, address the following:
1. Analyse how this seasonality can affect capacity decisions.
2. Describe a case where demand seasonality is evident and strongly disturbs the smooth operation of your selected organisation.
? Support your position with the Learning Resources, your own research and/or your personal experience. Be sure to cite and reference all sources of information using the Harvard Liverpool Referencing System.Attached are three cases
First is: The bullwhip effect in hybrid supply chain
Second is: Combined demand and capacity sharing with best matching decisions in enterprise collaboration
Third is: Capacity Management
Attachment:- Combined demand and capacity sharing with best matching decisions in Enterprise Collaboration.rar