Comput. & IndMs.Engng, Vol. 3, pp. 53-69
Pergamon Press Ltd., 1979. Printed in Greet Britain
ASSEMBLY LINE BALANCING AND THE
OF COMPUTER TECHNIQUES
NORMAN A. SCHOFIELDt
Department of ProductionEngineeringand ProductionManagement,NottinghamUniv
The speed of an AGV in the system is 30 m/min and the traffic factor is 0.9. The loading and unloading times at station 1 and 4 are 0.3
min and 0.5 min respectively. Referring to the given from-to charts on the next page, determine:
(i) the average total
What is JIT ?
Producing only what is needed, when it
is needed (not early, not late; not less,
Achieving high volume production using
An integrated but simplified
Financial Decision Analysis for Technology Management
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Subject: Financial Decision Analysis for Technology Management
1. ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
Subject Coordinator: Dr. P.C. Chen
Subject Lecturer: Dr. Artie W. Ng
+ Taguchi had presented a complete system of quality
control that started with the product_, extended
through the _and _stages, and
then into the _operation.
+ No other quality advocate had presented such a
comprehensive system-a system that
Chapter 5b-STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL
Variation, where no two, items or services are
exactly the same, exists in all processes.
Several types of variation are tracked with
statistical methods. These include:
1. Within-piece variation, or th
Chapter 5a-Process Variation
The concept of variation states that no two items will
be perfectly identical. Variation is a fact of nature
and a fact of industrial life.
Every product possesses a number of elements that
jointly describe what the user or co
Chapter 8b: List of Design Review
What is the intended function of the design?
Was the design initiated to improve an
existing design, or is it a completely new
solution to the customer needs?
What are its expected opera
- The essence of technical specification
consists of two elements:
- Control of quality is largely a matter of
- Small tolerances which tend to increase
manufacturing costs are necessary to permit
Dr. Monica M Savalani
The Seven Tools of Quality 
The Seven Tools of Quality 
The seven tools of quality are simple but very powerful tools
which every quality engi
Chapter 8a: LIFE TESTING AND
In most cases, life testing involves a lot of time
and use of other resources like manpower, space,
specialized testing stations etc. Thus, it is
expensive and often very time-consuming.
Chapter 6b: Process Capability
Statistical techniques can be helpful throughout the
product cycle, including
development activities prior to manufacturing,
in quantifying process variability,
in analyzing this variability relative to product
Chapter 7: LOT-BY-LOT ACCEPTANCE USING
In acceptance inspection a defective article is defined as
one that fails to conform to specifications in one or more
A common procedure in acceptance sampling i
Chapter 9: Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
First used by Bell Telephone Laboratories in connection with the
Standard - Update
Ms Resh Plaha BSc (Hons), MIoD, IRCA, MIFST
Managing Director: Crystal Quality UK Ltd
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Evolution / Background to ISO9001
ISO Organisation & ISO9001 developm
ISO 9000 Series of Standards
A series of standards issued by ISO (International Organization
International Standard for Quality Management Systems
ISO 9000 standards normally reviewed every 5 years
Dr. Monica Mahesh Savalani
Tel: 3400 3190
Modern Quality Concepts
Can you answer the following questions?
What is quality?
Who determines quality?
Who creates quality?