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# Latihan Pengukuhan (25 Nov 2015)

Q1

Table Q1 shows the monthly demand for washing machine product, manufactured by WM
company.
Table Q1
Month

Demand (unit)

January
February
March

Month

80
95
120

Demand (unit)

April
May
June

90
80

(a) Use Simple Moving Average method to forecast the demand from April to June. Period of
moving average, n = 3.
(b) Use Weighted Moving Average method to forecast the demand. Assume weight 0.4 for the
most recent period, followed by 0.3 and 0.3 for the next most recent periods.
(c) Use Exponential smoothing method to forecast the demand. Assume smoothing constant,
= 0.6 and Forecast for Mac = 118.
(Ans: 97, 95, 88)
Q2

Manufacturing of component of hard disc drive (HDD) requires two major processes that are: (i)
machining and (ii) coating. Table Q2 shows the manufacturing times (in days) for the two-stage
process to manufacture FIVE (5) models of HDD component.
Table Q2
Model
Process

Seagate

Maxtor

Samsung

HP

Toshiba

Machining

11

Coating

10

(a) Suggest the optimum sequence for scheduling the HDD manufacturing. Show the method in
details.
(b) Based on suggestion at (a), estimate the Makespan and Machine (Process) Utilization. Show
the method in details.
(Ans:Makespan = 41 days, m/c utilization =P1 (92.7%), P2(82.9%))

Q3.
Mawaddah Plastic Sdn Bhd is a company that produces plastic container located in Parit Raja.
Table Q3 shows the average and range in mililitres for volume tests conducted on the plastic
container products. The sample size for each subgroup is 4.
(i)

Determine upper and lower control limits for X -chart and R-chart. Use
the factors in Table 4 to compute the control chart limits. (Use A2= 0.729,
D3=0, D4 = 2.282)
Table Q3: The average and range in mililitres for volume tests
Subgroup
Number

X-bar

Subgroup
Number

X-bar

485

29

14

482

26

490

25

15

498

25

464

22

16

464

24

469

27

17

484

24

474

22

18

476

32

482

22

19

466

24

500

23

20

484

42

496

23

21

466

26

478

25

22

470

24

10

484

24

23

494

24

11

500

23

24

486

28

12

476

25

25

496

23

13

488

24

(Ans: UCLx-bar = 500.63, CLx-bar= 482.08, LCLxx-bar = 463.53 / UCLR-bar = 58.05, CL R-bar = 25.44, LCLx R-bar = 0)