3.Consider the following make-to-stock assembly system: 4)Explain how having more work-in-process inventory can improve the efficiency of a process? What are the disadvantages of having more work-in-process inventory? Your responses should not be longer than 3-4 sentences. (3 points) 5. Wally’s Widget Warehouse takes orders from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The manager wants to analyze the process and has provided the process flow diagram shown below. There are three steps required to ship a customer order. The first step is to take the order from the customer. The second step is to pick the order for the customer and then they have to pack the order ready for shipping. The order taker can take 100 customer orders per hour; the pickers can pick 80 orders per hour; and the packers can pack 60 orders per hour. Wally promises that every order placed today gets shipped tomorrow. That means that the picking and packing operation mush finish all orders before they go home (i.e., they can work up to 24 hours in a day). CT = 3s CT = 3s FGI Task 1 Task 2 CT = 4s Task 3 CT = 2s Task 4
Wally wants to figure out the following. a. What is the current maximum output of the process? (2 points) b. How long will the picking and packing operations have to work if we have a day with the maximum orders? (3 points) c. What is the maximum number of orders waiting to be picked? (2 points) d. What is the maximum number of orders waiting to by packed? (2 points) 100 Customers/ hour 80 Customers/ hour 60 Customers/ hour Order Taker Pick Orders Pack Orders Custo mer Orders Custo mers Picked Orders
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