Managing Queuing and Capacity at Theme Parks

Designing rides in theme parks is about a lot more than just building something that guests will find fun.  It takes into account many aspects of operations management, including queueing, time and motion study, and capacity planning.


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Toyota Adds Another Electric SUV to US Production

Toyota plans to invest $1.4 billion in its plant in Princeton, Indiana, to assemble an entirely new three-row, battery-electric SUV.

The Indiana plant will add an extra 340 jobs to its existing 7,500 workers.  This announcement follows Toyota’s February 2024 announcement of a large investment in its Kentucky plant, to manufacture a range of electric SUVs using different processes.


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By |2024-06-02T21:23:41+00:00June 9, 2024|Tags: , , |

Micron’s Two CHIPS-funded Fabs

Micron is building build two memory chip facilities, one in Clay, New York, and another in Boise, Idaho, with a $6.1 billion federal grant and $7.5 billion loan from the Biden administration.

The funding was made available through the CHIPS and Science Act established in 2022, which has the intent to bring back production of memory chips to the U.S., to stem dependence on foreign manufacturers.

The two facilities will add 26,500 jobs in manufacturing and construction as well […]

Why Vineyards Are Tearing Out Vines

A wine glut is prompting grape growers in California to tear out vines that have been in production for decades.

This vine reduction is part of a wider phenomenon of oversupply around the world, as more and more countries, such as Australia, have joined the wine industry at the same time as demand from consumers has dropped.


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By |2024-04-24T06:45:31+00:00April 24, 2024|Tags: , |
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