Line Balancing Problem

3.4 mins B 2.2 mins A C 4.1mins D 1.7mins F 3.3 mins G 2.6 mins E 2.7 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 A C 4.1mins D 1.7mins F 3.3 mins G 2.6 mins E 2.7 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

) times ∑ ( task TM= cycle time (bottleneck)
20 = 4.88 work stations 4.1

4 Stations
(5.6) Station 1 2.2 A C 4.1 Station 2 (5.8) All under 6 minutes? D 1.7 3.4 B

20/24=83.3%

Line Balancing Solution
Max prod./hour 60/6 Station 3 10 units/hour E 2.7 (6.0) Station 4 F 3.3 G 2.6

5 Stations

Line Balancing Problem
5.6 3.4 mins 20/5.6x5 = 20/28 = 71.4% B 2.2 mins A C 4.1mins E 2.7 mins

Max Prod./hour 60/5.6 10.7 units/hour

D 1.7mins 5.0

F 3.3 mins

G 2.6 mins

What is the minimum # of work stations? Round down. 40 secs 59 secs A. B. C. D. E. 3 2 4 5 6 84 secs 34 secs

56 secs

45 secs

∑ ( 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?
Efficency ( % ) =

( number of stations )( cycle time)

∑ ( task times)

(100)

318/6 x 84= 318/504 = 63%

99 secs 40 secs 59 secs 84 secs

3 Stations ? 118 secs 34 secs

318/3x118 318/354 = 89.8%

56 secs

45 secs 101 secs

Efficency ( % ) =

( number of stations )( cycle time)

∑ ( task times)

(100)

99 secs 40 secs 59 secs 84 secs 84 secs

4 Stations? 79 secs 34 secs

318/4 x 99 = 318/396 = 80.3%

56 secs 56 secs

45 secs