Homework Help (WK6) - kanban card sets are needed To solve...

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Week 6 Help CH12, Pg 420, P2 Gail, Your problem was very similar to the one that I did. I got the same answer as you, except for the con- tainer size. Transmissions are delivered to the fabrication line four at a time. It takes one hour for transmis- sions to be delivered. Approximately four vehicles are produced each hour and management has decided that 50 percent of expected demand should be maintained as a safety stock. How many
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Unformatted text preview: kanban card sets are needed? To solve this problem we have to follow formula [12.1]: K = DL(1+S) C D = 4 vehicles every hour (average demand) L = 1 hour (lead time) S = 50 percent (safety stock) C = 4 transmissions (container size) K = 4X1(1+.5) 4 K = 4X1(1.5) 4 K = 4X1.5 4 K = 6 / 4 = 1.5 (kanban cards are needed) Reference: Jacobs, F., Chase, R. & Aquilano, N. (2009) Operations & Supply Management . Ch 12, Pg 411 & 419...
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