7. It has been given that the company employees two dock workers and two material handlers.
According to our observation, we have noticed that there is a lot of time being wasted by the
material handlers in moving the loads of gas tanks into the warehouse

CASE STUDY NO.20
OPTIMIZING MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEM COSTS
GROUP 3
Ke Wang, Sashank Yalamanchili, Mingxiang Su
(Time Consumption: 15 hours)
Executive Summary
IME 6040 Case Study 8
Optimizing Material Handling System Costs
Team 3
In this case study, three

In a typical supply system, it is impossible to forecast demand with complete accuracy
unless the company is certain about the suppliers performance. The handling of systems
can be greatly reduced by this one particular system. It consists of a onetime i

Executive Summary
The current total area for Wizard Computers, Inc.was given to be 39200 ft 2 with a total of
195 employees in all the 16 departments. For increased productivity of atleast 50% of the current
output, the plant area and the number of people

IME 6040 Case Study 2
Auto Assembly Plant
Sashank Yalamanchili
Ke Wang
Mingxiang Su
Executive Summary
After finishing all the layout designing, the feasibility analysis was completed. The plant
required a 35% extra area in each department for aisle space

IME 6040: Facilities Planning and Design, Spring 2012
Solution to the Homework 6 (Sec 7, due 03/29/2012)
11.
Item
A
B
C
Annual Demand
100 units
50 units
200 units
Annual Requests
25 requests
5 requests
16 requests
Unit Cube
1 ft3
0.5 ft3
2 ft3
a) The tota

1. Given width x depth of the parking lot is 400 ft x 370 ft.
Dimensions of a standard-sized car including the stall size are around 9.5ft x 19 ft.
Assume that the stall dimensions are for 90 degree arrangement
This requires 300 ft2 area for parking/car a

Double Rite Bottling Company
We assume that the
truck stops directly at the
conveyer
Alternatives
Raise up the start point of conveyer
Buy trucks that can raise their back to
slide cases onto the belt
Alternatives
Accumulate the empty cases such that
they

13. We assume that the truck stops directly at the conveyer. Now the following are the
possibilities that Double Rite Bottling Company can implement in order to be more economical.
The end of the conveyer where the cases are placed on the conveyer could b

IME 6040 Case Study 7
Team 3
Sashank Yalamanchili, Ke Wang, Mingxian Su
Executive Summury
Ms. Kipper should be advised to buy the plant instead of leasing it for a higher value of
NPV and lower value of Payback.
The total area of the layout considering bo

Sure To Peal Paint Company
Delivery trucks arrive right at the entrance of warehouse
Entrance is the docking area
Sorting of five tanks takes place at this dock by dock
workers
Rearrange the warehouse into five storage sections for
five gases
Five gas tan

Case Study 1
Revolving shelves for
perishable storage
Revolving shelves
Shelves revolve with the help of a rotating
mechanism
Either manual rotation or electric motor
(depending on the weight)
The sooner the expiration date, the higher
shelf it gets
Top s

9. The given coordinate values are as shown below. The Euclidean, Squared Euclidean and the
Rectilinear distances are calculated as by the respective formulas [(xi-xj)2 + (yi-yj)2]1/2, [(xi-xj)2 +
(yi-yj)2], |(xi-xj)|+ |(yi-yj)|.
Centre
Coordin
ates
x1
y1

Ke Wang, Sashank Yalamanchili, Mingixiang Su-Group 3
Homework of Chapter 6 and 6.a.
Chapter 6
Problem 3
Relationship Diagramming
From-to chart
Dept.
A
B
C
A
0
250
25
B
125
0
400
C
100
0
0
D
125
285
175
Flow-between chart
Dept.
A
B
C
A
0
375
125
B
0
0
400

Problem 1
The flows between the departments are as given in the table below.
A
B
C
D
E
A
5
0
4
3
B
6
1
2
C
6
0
D
3
E
Total
The non efficient combinations are as given below
Non
Efficient
Combinations
A
D
4
A
E
3
B
D
1
B
E
2
Total
10
The total efficiency =

Unlimited Manpower
Station
(1)
7, 8
6
5
4
2, 3
1
Initial After Production
Input Reqd on
Output
Suceeding
Workers assigned
Station
Rate of the
suceeding stn per
required
Station
in suceeding
Inventory
Station
worker in that
(6)x(5)
(4)
stations (6)
(2)
(3)

Unlimited Manpower
Station
Assumptions
(1)
Input
Reqd on
Initial After Production
suceeding
Suceeding
Station
Rate of
stn per
Station
Inventory the Station
worker in
(4)
that
(2)
(3)
station
(5)
8
0
4
7
0
4
6
6
7
7,8
5,5
5
3
18
6
8
4
4
5
6
4
3
8
4
4
7
2
8

IME 6040 Midterm
Analysis of Case Study 2 Reports
Sashank Yalamanchili
Dr Houshyar,
I hope I focused on the important points that you expected us to focus on, but this is my
assessment on the reports by the following teams.
Team A
Team A values are almost

Parts
Case
Power Supply
Motherboard
I/O Board
Video Board
Disk Controller Board
Hard Disk Drive
Floppy Disk Drive
Video Monitor
Keyboard
Cables
Bundled Software
Documentation/Manuals
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
Required No. of Old 386
44
Parts
Case
Powe

Parts
Case
Power Supply
Motherboard
I/O Board
Video Board
Disk Controller Board
Hard Disk Drive
Floppy Disk Drive
Video Monitor
Keyboard
Cables
Bundled Software
Documentation/Manuals
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
Required No. of Old 386
44
Parts
Case
Powe

Problem 1
Belt conveyor, roller supported
The roller bed conveyor design reduces belt friction and provides greater capacity.
This conveyor has a high load weight capacity for the assembly and packaging
process of small and medium size products like home

IME 6040
Chapter 7 Homework Problems
Team 3
Problem 11
a) The total demand per cube for item A = 100/1 = 100/ft2.
The total demand per cube for item B = 50/.5 = 1000/ft2
The total demand per cube for item C = 200/2 = 100/ft2
b) For item C, if the demand i