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In general the materials flow includes the receipt of

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In general, the materials flow includes the receipt of raw materials, scheduling the sequence of operations to produce the finished good, the storage of goods, and the delivery to the customer. Managing these flows effectively can lead to reduced costs while simultaneously maximizing customer satisfaction. 3. Describe the various types of flow analysis and the impact that flow has on the organization. Process mapping, process flowcharting, and value stream mapping are basically the same terms used to describe the first step in understanding how processes work and integrate with other processes. These process maps are useful for gaining an understanding of how materials flow into, within, and out of a process. This is important for identifying where inventories are delayed or stored, as well as how long the inventories were delayed or stored. The process maps also help determine the path of the material movement and the sequence of activities that make up the process. This type of information is important for scheduling production and determining the capacity levels needed at each activity.
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FIT2090 Business Information Systems and Processes Page 2 of 3 4. ABC Communications has redesigned one of its core business processes. Processing times are not expected to vary significantly so management wants to use line-balancing approach to assign activities to workstations. The process has 11 activities, and the market demand is to process 4 jobs per 400 minute working day. The table below shows the
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