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a type of hybrid strategy that utilizes a line-flow layout for low-volume processesOne Worker, Multiple Machines (OWMM)a line-flow layout that is designed to be operated by a single employee. Typically, an OWMM cell utilizes a U-shaped layoutAssembly Line Challengesbottlenecks, too many employees and/ or workstations, employee inequities, and present needs versus future demandsBottlenecka section of a supply chain that limits the overall output of the assembly line. Typically, this is the slowest and/ or weakest workstation in the assembly line
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Employee Inequitiesemployees that work on the assembly line often compare their workload to those of their fellow employeesTasks/Work Eelementsthe smallest units of work that must be accomplished to complete an end itemon the assembly lineTotal Task Timethe sum of all the tasks on the precedence diagramPrecedence Diagraman illustration that shows the relationships between all the work elements in an assembly line processCycle Timeis the pace at which product must move through the assembly line in order for the assembly line to keep pace with demand. Formula c= OT/DTheoretical Min # WSto complete all tasks using the least number of workstations. Formula TM = t / cActual # of WSit is possible that n may equal TMLine Balancingthe goals of assembly line balancing are to equitably group precedence diagram tasks into the fewest number of workstationsThings to Consider in Line Balancingbottleneck, effective time cycle, and more workstationsSupply Chain ManagementThe effective and efficient integration of the suppliers, manufacturers, transportation organizations as well as the other parties responsible for collectively bringing products and services to market.Procurement (Purchasing)The branch of an organization responsible for acquiring materials, equipment, products, and services. This would entail finding suppliers, choosing the supplier that offers the best value, negotiating the terms of the purchase,
placing orders, and developing long-term relationships with suppliers so that consistent and improved quality can be expected from their suppliers over a long period of time.they are responsible for doing the shoppingOperationsThe branch of the supply chain responsible for making business processes effective and efficient. In essence, operations seeks to help the organization create high quality products and/ or services using the fewest resources possible.how to do it faster, better, and with less resources.LogisticsThe branch of the supply chain responsible for developing the transportation itinerary and finding the appropriate transportation and storage partners to successfully navigate the flow of materials from the point of origin to the final destination.

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