Dell has recently switched from allowing customers a great deal of flexibility in designing their own computers to having a few standard models with few options that can be selected by the customer. Based on this information, respond to the following:
- What operations strategy could Dell be attempting with a move such as this?
- What impact would this change have on Dell's capacity to produce computers? In other words, would the capacity likely be increased or decreased by this decision? Explain your reasoning as to why this would increase or decrease Dell's capacity.
- Would the acquisition of computer components (hard drives, random access memory [RAM], microprocessors, etc.) be made easier or more difficult by this decision? Explain your reasoning for your choice.
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xxxxxxx xxxxx OPERATIONS STRATEGIES
What xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxx Dell xx attempting xxxx x xxxx such xx xxxxx
xxx operation strategy that xxxx is intending xx adopt resembles the xxxx strategy adopted by xxxxxx xxxxxxxx This strategy focuses on the elimination xx waste xxxx x bias towards “pulling” xxxxx through xxx system xxxxx on xxxxxxx In this xxxxxxxxx the Dell company xxxx xxxx xxxx to identify the xxxxx xxxxxxxx in xxxxxxxxxx identify the value stream for its xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx the xxxx of xxxxxx xxxx xxx customer xxxx xxxxx xxxx xxx producer, and xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx
What xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx change have on xxxxxx capacity to xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xx xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx the capacity likely xx increased xx decreased xx xxxx xxxxxxxxx Explain your reasoning as to xxx xxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxx or decrease xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx
xx terms xx production capacity, xxx xxx xxxxxxxx xx xxxxxx to increase the
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