Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/topgsnkq/timelyhomework.com/wp-content/themes/enfold/framework/php/function-set-avia-frontend.php on line 570


1. Positively Rivet Inc. is a small machine shop that produces sheet metal products. It had oneline dedicated to the manufacture of light-duty vent hood shells, but because of strongdemand it recently added a second line. The new line makes use of higher-capacityautomated equipment but consists of the same basic four processes as the old line. In addition,the new line makes use of one machine per workstation, while the old line has parallelmachines at the workstations. The processes, along with their machine rates, number ofmachines per station, and average times for a lone job to go through a station (i.e., notincluding queue time), are given for’ each line in the following table:old linenew lineparts/hrmachines/stationtime(mins)parts/hrmachines/stationtime(mins)processpunching154412010.5braking124512010.5assembly202312510.48finishing5011.212510.48Over the past three months, the old line has averaged 315 parts per day, where one dayconsists of one eight-hour shift, and has had an average WIP level of 400 parts. The new linehas averaged 680 parts per eight-hour day with an average WIP level of 350 parts.Management has been dissatisfied with the performance of the old line because it isachieving lower throughput with higher WIP than the new line. Your job is to evaluate thesetwo lines to the extent possible with the above data and identify potentially attractiveimprovement paths for each line by addressing the following questions.(a) Compute rb, T0 and W0 for both lines. Which line has the larger critical WIP? Explain why.(b) Compare the performance of the two lines to the practical worst case in terms of throughput.What can you conclude about the relative performance of the two lines compared to theirunderlying capabilities?2.  Consider a balanced line consisting of five single-machine stations with exponential processtimes (hint: this means it is a kind of practical worst case). Suppose the utilization is 75percent and the line runs under the CONWIP protocol (i.e., a new job is started each time ajob is completed).(a) What is the WIP level in the line?(b) What is the cycle time as a percentage of T0

"Looking for a Similar Assignment? Order now and Get 10% Discount! Use Code "GET10" in your order"

If this is not the paper you were searching for, you can order your 100% plagiarism free, professional written paper now!

Order Now Just Browsing

All of our assignments are originally produced, unique, and free of plagiarism.

Free Revisions Plagiarism Free 24x7 Support