07_posting_-_Assembly_Line_Balancing

07_posting_Assembl - Assembly Line Balancing(ALB Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs Henry Ford 1 Assembly Line Balancing

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09/28/2010 1 Assembly Line Balancing (ALB) “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” Henry Ford

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09/28/2010 2 Station 1 Minutes per Unit 6 Station 2 7 Station 3 3 Assembly Line Balancing Concepts Question: Suppose you load work into the three work stations below such that each will take the corresponding number of minutes as shown. What is the cycle time of this line? Question: Suppose you load work into the three work stations below such that each will take the corresponding number of minutes as shown. What is the cycle time of this line? Answer: The cycle time of the line is always determined by the work station taking the longest time. There is going to be idle time at the other two work stations. In this problem, the bottleneck and cycle time are: Answer: The cycle time of the line is always determined by the work station taking the longest time. There is going to be idle time at the other two work stations. In this problem, the bottleneck and cycle time are:
09/28/2010 3 Why balance? Pros Cons? Increase throuphput Efficiency Utilization Fairness to workers. 1.Perfectly balanced systems don’t run as designed dut to: Statistical fluctuations Dependent events 2. Worker preferences

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09/28/2010 4 Example of Line Balancing You ve just been assigned the job a setting up an electric fan assembly line with the following tasks: Task Time (Mins) Description Predecessors A
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course SCM 372 taught by Professor Cook during the Fall '11 term at Michigan State University.

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07_posting_Assembl - Assembly Line Balancing(ALB Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs Henry Ford 1 Assembly Line Balancing

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