Supply Chain Quiz #1 Guide.xlsx - Process Analysis...

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Process Analysis: DefinitionsActivity=transformation stage of a processBuffer - stage of a process in which units are stored waiting to move on to the next activity.Capacity - maximum rate at which a process (or activity) produces goods & servicesThroughput - effective rate at which a process (or activity) produces unitsCapacity utilization - Throughput/CapacityFlow Time - Time spent by a typical unit in a process (or activity) Cycle Time - Minimum possible time between two successive unit completions = 1/CapacityEffective Cycle Time - effective time between two successive unit completions = 1 / Throughput
TYPE OF OPERATIONMEASURE OF CAPACITYrestaurantCustomers served per hourbreweryBarrels of beer per yearCall centerPhone calls per houruniversityGraduates per yearResourcesCapacityCycle time5 min 2.5 minFlow time5 min5 min12One machine with processing time 5 minutesTwo machines with processing time 5 minutes each1/5 units per min = 12 units per hour = (60min/5min)2/5 units per min = 24 units per hour = (60/5*2)
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