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GC1.How many new ideas would GamerCo. Approve for production per week if it Had unlimited capacity(staff) in its R&D process?

GamerCo.

The Gamer Company is a video game production company that specializes in educational video games for kids.The company’s R&D department is always looking for great ideas for new games. On average, the R&D department generates about 25 new ideas a week.To go from idea
To approved product, the idea must pass through the following stages: paper screening(a 1-­-page document describing the idea and giving rough sketch of the design),prototype development,testing, and focus group. At the end of each stage,successful ideas enter the next stage. All other ideas are dropped. The following chart depicts this process, and the probability of succeeding at each stage.

Also, there is a diagram with pass percentage on each stage.
Paper Screening .60 pass
Design & Development 100% pass
Testing .50 pass
Focus Group .35 pass
Final Destination .75 pass

The paper screening for each idea takes 2 hours of a staff member’s time. After that, there is a
Stage of designing and producing a prototype. A designer spends 4 hours designing the game in\ a computer---aided---design (CAD) package. The actual creation of the mock---up is outsourced to one Of many suppliers with essentially limitless capacity.
It takes 4daystoget the prototype programmed, and multiple prototypes can be created simultaneously.
A staff member of the testing team needs 2 days to test an idea.
Running the focus group takes 2 hours of a staff member’s time per idea, and only one game is tested in each focus group.Finally,the management
Team meets for 3hours per idea To decide if the game should go into production.

Available working hours for each staff member are 8hours per day, 5days week.The current
Staffing plan is as follows:

A.Paperscreening: 3 staff members.
B.Design and Production: 4 staff members.
CTesting:6 staff members.
D.FocusGroup:1 staff member.
E.Final Decision:1 management team.

GC1.How many new ideas would GamerCo. Approve for production per week if it
Had unlimited capacity(staff) in its R&D process?
GC2.Whichstageisthebottleneckaccordingtothecurrent
Staffing plan?
GC3.With the current
Staffing plan,how many new ideas will be put into production per week?

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