Reference no: EM1374151
Q. Can you please help me figure out this problem?
The following represents a process used to assemble a chair with an upholstered seat. Stations A, B and C make the seat; stations J, K and L assemble the chair frame; station X is where the 2 subassemblies are brought together; and some final tasks are completed in stations Y and Z. One worker is assigned to each of the stations. Generally there is no inventory kept anywhere in the system, although there is room for one unit among each of the stations that might be used for a brief amount of time. Given the following amount of work in seconds required at each station:
A - 38, B - 34, C - 35, J - 32, K -30, L - 34, X - 22, Y - 18, Z - 20
a) Illustrate what is the possible daily output of this "process" if 8 hours of processing time is available each day?
b) Given your output in part a, illustrate what is the efficiency of the process?
c) Illustrate what is the flow time of the process?