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Line Balancing Problem

3.4 mins
B

2.2 mins E

A 2.7 mins
C
4.1mins

D F G
1.7mins 3.3 2.6 mins
mins
Questions?

• 1. What is the bottleneck? 4.1 minutes


• 2. What is maximum production per
hour? 60/4.1=14.63 units
• 3. What is efficiency and balance
delay?
• 4. How to minimize work stations?
• 5. How should they be grouped?
• 6. New efficiency?
• A. 73.2%
• B. 56.7% Calculate efficiency
• C. 69.7%
3.4 mins
• D. 79.6%
B
• E. 81.2%
2.2 mins E

A 2.7 mins
C
4.1mins

D F G
1.7mins 3.3 2.6 mins
mins
(2.2+3.4+4.1+2.7+1.7+3.3+2.6)
4.1x7

20
28.7

69.7%

1-69.7%=30.3% Balance Delay


Number of Work Stations

TM= ∑ ( )
tasktimes
cycletime(bottleneck)
20
= 4.88 work stations
4.1
4 Stations 20/24=83.3%

Line Balancing Solution


(5.6) Max prod./hour
3.4
Station 3 60/6
Station 1 B 10 units/hour

2.2 E

A C 2.7
(6.0)
4.1
Station 2
Station 4
(5.8) D F G
1.7 3.3 2.6
All under 6 minutes?
5 Stations
Line Balancing Problem
3.4 mins 20/5.6x5 = 20/28 = 71.4%
5.6
B

2.2 mins E

A 2.7 mins
C
4.1mins

Max Prod./hour
D F G
60/5.6
10.7 units/hour 1.7mins 3.3 2.6 mins
5.0 mins
What is the minimum # of work stations?
Round down.
40 secs
59 secs
34 secs
84 secs
A. 3
B. 2
C. 4
56 secs 45 secs
D. 5
E. 6
∑ ( task times)
TM =
cycle time
40+59+84+56+34+45 = 318

318/84 = 3.78 or 3 work stations

What is the efficiency with 6 operators?


318/6 x 84=
Efficency ( % ) =
∑ ( task times) (100) 318/504 =
( number of stations )( cycle time) 63%
99 secs 3 Stations ?

40 secs
118 secs
59 secs
34 secs
84 secs

318/3x118 56 secs 45 secs


318/354 = 89.8%
101 secs
Efficency ( % ) =
∑ ( task times) (100)
( number of stations )( cycle time)
99 secs 4 Stations?

40 secs 84 secs 79 secs


59 secs
34 secs
84 secs

318/4 x 99 = 56 secs 45 secs


318/396 =
80.3% 56 secs