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Homework (WK6)

# Homework (WK6) - L = 40 minutes(lead time S = 10...

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Week 6 CH12, Pg 420, P3 A bottling plant fills 2,400 bottles every two hours. The lead time is 40 minutes and a container accommodates 120 bottles. The safety stock is 10 percent of expected demand. How many kanban cards are needed? I believe to solve this problem we have to follow formula [12.1]: K = DL(1+S) C D = 2,400 bottles every two hours (average demand)
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Unformatted text preview: L = 40 minutes (lead time) S = 10 percent (safety stock) C = 120 bottles (container size) K = 2,400X40(1+.1) 120 K = 2,400X40(1.1) 120 K = 2,400X44 120 K = 105,600 / 120 = 880 (kanban cards are needed) Reference: Operations & Supply Management, Jacobs, Chase & Aquilano, Chapter 12, Pg 419...
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