Read the case study “Trans-European Plastics” at the end of Chapter 12 in the textbook.
- Write a paper of approximately 750 words that includes the following:
- An evaluation of TEP’s ability to deliver products reliably and its effect on distributors
- Recommendations regarding batch size for the product, the time it will take to produce those batches, and the number of batches per year
- An evaluation of TEP’s planning and operations system
- Planning considerations to create a more efficient operations system in the future
- Consideration of international factors—suppliers, customers, labor markets, international economies, and so on
- The reasons behind decisions, rather than specific calculations