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AirplaneGame050511 - The Airplane Game An exercise in...

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Unformatted text preview: The Airplane Game An exercise in production system design Phase 1 Logistics • Workstations in work flow sequence • Materials located at workstation • Workstations 2-5 have an incoming queue space • Completed batches of 5 placed in queue space of next station • Batches remain together until final inspection Phase 1-3 Assembly Layout WS1 WS2 WS4 WS3 WS5 (QC) WS6 Incoming Queues Phase 1 Policies • Workers perform only their assigned tasks - NO THINKING • Maintain batch integrity - BUILD IT IF YOU CAN and PASS IT ON IF YOU CAN’T • QC Problems only detected by Inspector NO FEEDBACK - NO TALKING • All QC problems set aside as rework - TURN UPSIDE DOWN • QC Inspector announces first good plane • Assemblers are paid by the piece Performance Metrics • Planes: the number of good planes produced in each 6 minute phase • Time: the time it takes the first good plane to get through the system • Rework: the number of planes turned upside to indicate defects in configuration or fit • Work-in-Progress Inventory (WIP): the number of subassemblies on the table at the end of the 6 minute phase...
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course CEE 100 taught by Professor Fischer during the Spring '11 term at Stanford.

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