Line balancing, Operation Management

What do you understand by “line balancing”? What happens if balance doesn’t exist
Posted Date: 2/5/2013 2:41:59 AM | Location : USA





Line Balancing
- Line: an assembly line composed of various work stations, at which particular operations are performed.

- To work efficiently, with no work pile-ups between stations, the line must be balanced, for example work must get through each workstation in roughly similar amount of time.
Goals:
1. To meet production goals,
2. Maximize output.

General Approaches to Line Balancing Technique
1. Estimating number of operators for a specific number of stations,
2. Work element sharing: grouping “activities” each work elements into “stations” or jobs performed by a single person (occasionally multiple people work in concert at a single station or machine)
Posted by John | Posted Date: 2/12/2013 7:11:10 AM


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