Operations Management, management homework help

Katie Posh runs an upscale nail salon.The service process includes five activities that 

are conducted in the sequence described below.(The time required for each activity is shown in parentheses):

Activity1: Welcome guest.(1minute)

Activity2: Clip and file nails.(3minutes)


Activity4: Dry.(10minutes)

Activity5:Checkout thecustomer.(4minutes)

Three servers(S1,S2,andS3)offer the services in worker-­-paced line.The assignment of tasks to servers is the following:

S1 does Activity1.

S2 does Activities 2 and 3.

S3 does Activities 4 and 5.

The drying process does not require server3’s constant attention; she/he needs to only escort the customer to the salon’s drying chair (equipped with fans for drying). 

The time to do this is negligible.There exists only one drying chair in the salon.

PN1.Which resource is the bottleneck of the process?

PN2.What is the utilization ofserver2? Assume that there is unlimited demand and that 

The process only admits customers at the rate of the bottleneck.

PN3. What is the average labor utilization of the servers? Assume that there is unlimited demand and that the process only admits customers at the rate of the bottleneck.

PN4. Assume wage rate of $12 per hour.What are the direct labor costs for one customer?

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