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Production Processes Chapter 4
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Production Layout Strategy The choice of manufacturing processes depends mostly on a firm’s target market. Sales volume Variety of products
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Production Layout Strategy
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Production Layout Strategy Continuous Process Very few product types and high volume Individual products can not be distinguished until packaging Examples
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Production Layout Strategy Assembly Line A single path through the process All products follow the same path Workflow is sometimes paced with a conveyor or belt
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Production Layout Strategy Workcenter layout Workcenters are focused on a particular type of operation Place workcenters with a high degree of inter-departmental traffic close to one another
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Workcenter Layout
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Production Layout Strategy Manufacturing Cells Dissimilar machines are grouped together Used to make products requiring similar production sequences and steps Products are manufactured in batches
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Production Layout Strategy Project Layout Product is usually stationary Material brought to the product
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Assembly Line Balancing
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Assembly Line Balancing The time to complete a task is its cycle time Example: The time to attach the hood of a car takes 2.5 minutes So for every car moving on the assembly line, the worker attaching the hood has 2.5 minutes of work
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Task 1 (10 sec) Task 2 (10 sec) Task 3 (10 sec) Task 4 (10 sec) OUT! Raw
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