Brainstorm and design two alternatives for the network design options of “Grandma’s Apple Butter.” Additionally, complete the following:
• analyze the benefits and drawbacks of each possible design
• describe who will be your suppliers
• decide on the number of facilities (manufacturing, storage, etc), as well as facilities location, and describe each facility’s role for “Grandma’s Apple Butter”
• elaborate on capacity allocation, market and supply allocation
• define daily, weekly, and monthly production rates; decide on the workforce capacity needed
• consider the use of subcontractors for the various stages of manufacturing and storage
• analyze the needed inventory level
• describe information that you will need to produce an aggregate plan for “Grandma’s Apple Butter