stonehaven - Small Batch Flexibility to Product Variety...

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Suggestion from daytime team Eric, thank you for you note, I got similar calculation results with yours. So I’ll just cut to the chase. Possible Solution 1. Batch size Since the Die Change Time and Stamp Time are both longest at machine 1 compared to the other two machines, the sum of processing time of machine 1 is the longest in cutting stage, and the operation time for machine 1 is the cycle time. Set B as batch size. Formula: Capacity=120*B/(5.25+0.05*B) This is the capacity of cutting session. We can use the technology to find a batch size of the maximum capacity and we got similar situation in the session of stitching and lasting. If we combine these situations together then we would find the batch size can bring the maximum capacity for whole system. This would require technology support. Also, since the change of the batch size with effect the capacity in each session, we can also use this to improve the capacity of stitching session (bottleneck).
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Unformatted text preview: Small Batch: Flexibility to Product Variety High Material Handling Information flow will be Excessive Easier to Spot Quality Problems: Tracing easy Less repetition, leading to lower efficiency. “ Learning Penalty” 2. Adjustment of human resources in stitching department The processing progress in the stitching department is as a production line on a conveyor system and the process of Prefit and Ornament are both longer than the process of Joining. Waste of time will caused through this. After the Joining workers finish their job, they still have to wait another 25 minutes for the Prefit workers to finish their job. To solve this problem, we can add workers to the Prefit and Ornament parts, so the average working time of each worker in these parts will be closer to the number of Joining, and thus reduces the waste of time. This method can also contribute to the improvement of the capacity of stitching department and reduce the bottleneck....
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