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BA 357: Winter 2018

Assignment 2
Due in Canvas 11:59 pm PST, On Thursday, 3/15

Clodhopper Clodbuster
Your company has just acquired a new subsidiary that makes two products, Clodhopper and
Clodbuster. The Clodhopper is intended for the general consumer market and its demand is higher
and more seasonal than the Clodbuster, which is intended for the commercial user market. Both
products share a number of component parts and subassemblies, primarily differing in their engine
and tiller subassemblies. You have been assigned to run this acquisition. The only planning
information you have is historical data.

Your task is to complete the MPS plans for both end items and to create material requirements
plans (MRP) for any 5 items in the BOM.
 First complete all of the information in the MPS plans.
 Then, using the MRP forms supplied in the spreadsheets. Fill in all appropriate data (lot
size, ordering rule, etc).
 Do not make any changes to the format/layout of the spreadsheet. This is one place in
industry where creativity in presenting data is not appreciated since many of the cells in the
forms are normally linked, and changes can lead to significant errors in the results.

The “Assignment 2 ” spreadsheet contains five different worksheets:
 MPS plans for Clodhopper and Clodbuster for the first three months of 2018.
 Bill of materials data for ClodHopper and ClodBuster, including quantities required per
product and assembly times/lead times
 Inventory records and lot-sizing rules for all subassemblies and component parts
 Scheduled receipts (production commitments and purchase orders that have been scheduled
by previous MPS and MRP plans for delivery in 2018.
 MRP forms to use for your choice of five items in the BOM
Additional information:
 Remember that the FOQ lot-sizing rule allows multiple orders. That is, if your plan requires
450 units in a given period, current inventory is 75 units, and the FOQ order size is 100 units,
then you would request 400 units (four orders) from the vendor or assembly production line.
 For items purchased using the POQ lot-sizing rule, consider that the time between orders
begins at the start of the plans. That is, if the POQ period is 3, you can only have planned
receipts (or scheduled receipts) in periods 1, 4, 7, and so on. Unlike the other ordering
schemes where you first determine when a new order must be received and then schedule the
order earlier according to the lead time, for POQ you look at future needs that must be satisfied
until another POQ order can be placed.
 Do not schedule MRP planned orders in the line for scheduled receipt items. Scheduled
receipts have already been started or ordered on previous MRP plans for delivery in 2018 and
you are not allowed to make any additional entries on this line. The values on this line are to
be added to the projected on-hand inventory when each scheduled receipt arrives. Do not
reflect the scheduled receipts into planned order releases.
 Some parts and subassemblies have desired safety stock levels. Be sure to order enough or
early enough to ensure these levels are maintained, limited only by any lead-time constraints.
When there is no safety stock, maintain the projected on-hand greater than or equal to zero.
 Use the power of Excel as much as possible for filling out your MPS and MRP forms. Doing
so will save you considerable time in completing your assignment and is representative of how
these processes are done in industry.
Hint: Entering new order quantities (planned receipts) when needed is best done manually
whenever the on-hand inventory values indicate that you would not have enough unless an
order is placed.

Assignment 2 Grading:
There are 50 points possible on this assignment. Grading criteria include proper application of the
planning methods, following all directions, and professional appearance of your work, including
application of Excel which will include the use of formulas where ever possible.

Use the Excel file: 357 Assignment 2 W18 for the required information and
Clodhopper BOM


Handlebar Assembly Powerhead Assembly Instruction Manual


Control Gearbox Engine Tiller Blade

Steel Tubing Control Cable Grips
Assembly Assembly (standard) Unit

Clodbuster BOM


HD Powerhead
Handlebar Assembly Instruction Manual

Control Gearbox Engine HD Tiller

Steel Tubing Control Cable Grips
Assembly Assembly (heavy duty) Blade Unit