Capacity of DrillingDrilling’s run time is 2.5 minutes per piece, which means that in a total of 960 minutes each machine can produce 384 units. There are a total of 6 machines, which equals 2,304 units and drilling consists of a 7 percent reject rate, which equals 162 units. By subtracting the 162
Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity 4units from the 2,304 units produced by each machine, this calculation equals a total of 2,142 units.Capacity of the SystemEach completed product needs one operation on each type of machine to be considered a finished product. Based on this information, the lowest number of units after the reject rate should be considered, which are 2,128 units produced by grinding. If additional units are unable to be produce, this means that the capacity will not allow for additional products to go thru the completed cycle. The total capacity of the system computes to 2,128 units.Focus on Expanding CapacityIf, the President, Mr. Beck decides to expand the capacity of the system, he can install additional machines for grinding which will equal the output of the other machines. Another wayto increase the capacity would be to explore ways to improve/increase the run time per unit. The volume of units will go up if one machine is capable of doing 1 unit 30 seconds faster. The addedcapacity that the company can get without provoking another operation to become the bottleneck
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