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Case Studies 2: The Pert Mustang

Question 1: Prepare the report that Roberts requested, assuming that the project will begin immediately. Assume 45 working days are available to complete the project, including transporting car to Detroit before the auto show begins. Your report should briefly discuss the aspects of the proposed new business, such as the competitive priorities that Roberts asked about.

Answer: Roberts wants to restore her Mustang to mint condition or as close to mint condition as possible, and use it in sales and advertising and take it to auto shows to attract new business within 45 working days. From the activities’ estimate of times and tasks that need to be done, we identify that there are 22 activities involved in the process starting from order of materials to pull car to the Detroit Auto Show.

A table containing the project activities, the time estimates, and the precedence relationship will be prepared, and a network diagram will be drawn to structure the immediate predecessor activities. The critical path activities will be identified to indicate that the project can be completed within 45 working days.

RASAS is consists of three car dealerships and this venture into restoration business still can fit into its business. RASAS has noticed that there is a market for this new business because the public is growing interest in this restoration of vintage automobiles, and many people want to own a vintage auto. With RASAS’s knowledge and experience in the car business, it can be the market leader for this restoration business if it success.

However, RASAS’s operations task should be regard to cost, quality, customer service, and flexibility. To capture the car restoration market, RASAS will have to keep the operation cost low such as the cost of the skill workers and spare parts. The quality of the car will have to be top form in…...

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