Page maximum required for this question. This is testing your business perspective of a typical IE problem. Given that you have a starting standard time for a job of ninety (90) minutes and are projecting a learning curve of 90%:
a. How much time would you allow for the 50th unit? How much time would you allow for the 100th unit?
b. You have developed a standard work method and are now given the task to launch the product with the first build cycle requiring you plan for the production of 3000 units in the first four weeks. You are fortunate that you have a skilled workforce that can be made available upon demand and that all of the equipment is also available. Assuming each worker assigned has 7 productive hours in each shift and they work a 5 day week, please develop a realistic manpower loading plan for this new product ramp using the 90% learning curve assumption. Please list all of your assumptions.