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Chapter 3 MANUFACTURING METRICS


PROBLEMS Production Concepts and Mathematical Models Question 3.1 (10%) A certain part is routed through 6 machines in a batch production plant. The setup time and operation time for each operation or machine are given in the table below. The batch size is 100 and the average nonoperation time per machine is 12 hr. Determine (a) manufacturing lead time and (b) production rate for operation 3 (machine 3). Suppose that the part is made in very large quantities on a production line in which an automated work handling system is used to transfer parts between machines. Transfer time between workstations is 15 s. The total time required to set up the entire line is 150 hr. Assume that the operation times at the individual machines remain the same. Determine (c) manufacturing lead time for a part after the production has achieved steady state operation, (d) production rate for operation 3, and (e) theoretical production rate for the entire production line. Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Solution: Average T su = (4 + 2 + 8 + 3 + 3 + 4)/6 = 24/6 = 4 hr Average T c = (5 + 3.5 + 10 + 1.9 + 4.1 + 2.5)/6 = 27/6 = 4.5 min (a) MLT = 6(4 + 100(4.5/60) + 12) = 6(23.5) = 141 hr (b) R p for operation 3: T p = [8 + 100(10/60)]/100 = 24.67/100 = 0.2467 hr/pc R p = 4.05 pc/hr
15 (c) MLT = 6 + 10 = 61.5 min 60 15 (d) T p for operation 3 = + 10 = 10.25 min 60

Setup time (hr) 4 2 8 3 3 4

Operation time (min) 5 3.5 10 1.9 4.1 2.5

R p = 60/10.25 = 5.8536 pc/hr

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(e) Theoretical production rate for line = 5.8536 pc/hr since station 3 is the bottleneck station on the line. Question 3.2 (10%) On an average, twenty new orders are started through a certain factory each month and an order consists of 50 parts that are processed sequentially through 10 machines in the factory. The operation time per machine for each part is 15 min. The nonoperation time per order at each machine averages 8 hr, and the required setup time per order is 4 hr. There are 25 machines in total in the factory working in parallel. Each of the machines can be set up for any type of job processed in the plant. Only 80% of the machines are operational at any time (the other 20% are in repair or maintenance). The plant operates 160 hr/month. However, the plant manager complains that a total of 10 overtime machine-hours must be authorized each month in order to keep up with the production schedule. (a) What is the manufacturing lead time for an average order? (b) What is the plant capacity (on a monthly basis) and why must the overtime be authorized? (c) What is the utilization of the plant? (d) Determine the average level of work-in-process (number of parts-in-process) in the plant. Solution:
15 (a) MLT = 10 4 + 50 + 8 = 245 hr/order 60

15 4 + 50 60 (b) T p = = 0.33 hr/pc 50

R p = 1/0.33 = 3.0303 pc/hr PC = (25 0.8)(160)(3.0303)/10 = 969.7 pc/month Parts launched per month = 20 50 = 1000 pc/month Schedule exceeds plant capacity by 1000 - 969.7 = 30.3 pc This requires overtime in the amount = (30.303 pc)/(3.0303 pc/hr) = 10 hr (c) Utilization U = (1000 pc)/(969.7 pc) = 1.03125 = 103.125% (d) WIP = (245 hr)(969.7 pc/month)(1.03125)/(160 hr/month) = 1531.25 parts Question 3.3 (10%) One million units of a certain product are to be manufactured annually on dedicated production machines that run 24 hr/day, 5 day/week, 50 week/year. (a) If the cycle time of a machine to produce one part is 1 min, how many of the dedicated machines will be required to keep up with demand? assuming that availability, utilization, worker efficiency are 100%, and no setup time will be lost. (b) How many of the dedicated machines will be required to keep up with demand? assuming that availability is 0.90, utilization and worker efficiency are 100%, and no setup time will be lost.
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Solution: (a) Total workload WL = 106 (1 min/60) = 16666.7 hr/yr Hours available/machine = 24 5 50 = 6000 hr/yr per machine Number of machines n = (b) At A = 90%, n =
16666.7 = 2.78 3 machines 6000

16666.7 = 3.09 4 machines 6000 0.9

Question 3.4 (10%) A certain job shop specializes in one-of-a-kind orders dealing with parts of medium-to-high complexity. A typical part is processed sequentially through ten machines in batch size of one. The shop contains a total of 8 conventional machine tools and operates 35 hr/week of production time. The machine tools are interchangeable in the sense that they can be set up for any operation required on any of the parts. Average machining time is 0.5 hr, work handling time is 0.3 hr, tool change time is 0.2 hr, setup time is 6 hr, and nonoperation time is 12 hr. A new programmable machine has been purchased by the shop that is capable of performing all ten operations in a single setup. The programming of the machine for this part will require 20 hr; however, the programming can be done off-line, without tying up the machine. The setup time will be 10 hr. The total machining time will be reduced to 80% of its previous value due to advanced tool control algorithms; the work handling time will be the same as for one machine; and the total tool change time will be reduced by 50% because it will be accomplished automatically under program control. For the one machine, nonoperation time is 12 hr. (a) Determine the manufacturing lead time for the traditional method and for the new method. (b) Compute the plant capacity for the following alternatives: (1) a job shop containing the 8 traditional machines, and (2) a job shop containing 2 of the new programmable machines. (c) Determine the average level of work-in-process for the two alternatives, if the alternative shops operate at full capacity. Solution: (a) Present method: MLT = 10(6 + 0.5 + 0.3 + 0.2 + 12) = 190 hr New method: MLT = 1(10 + 10 0.5 0.8 + 0.3 + 10 0.2 0.5 + 12) = 27.3 hr (b) Present method: For one machine, T c = (6 + 0.5 + 0.3 + 0.2)/1 = 7 hr R c = 1/7 = 0.1429 pc/hr For 8 machines, plant capacity PC = (8 machines)(35 hr)(0.1429 pc/hr)/(10 op/pc) = 4 order/week New method: For each machine, T c = (10 + 5.3)/1 = 15.3 hr R c = 1/15.3 = 0.06536 pc/hr For two machines, plant capacity PC = (2 machines)(35 hr)(0.06536 pc/hr)/(1 op/pc) = 4.575 order/week (c) Present method: WIP = (4 order/week)(190 hr/order)/(35 hr/wk) = 21.7 orders New method: WIP = (4.575 order/week)(27.3 hr/order)/(35 hr/wk) = 3.57 orders
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Costs of Manufacturing Operations Question 3.5 (10%) A certain production plant has annual fixed costs FC = $2000000. Variable cost VC per unit is functionally related to annual output Q as VC = $12 + $0.005Q. Total annual cost is given by the equation TC = FC + VC Q. The unit sale price for one production unit P = $250. (a) Determine the value of Q that minimizes unit cost UC, where UC = TC/Q; and compute the annual profit earned by the plant at this quantity. (b) Determine the value of Q that maximizes the annual profit earned by the plant; and compute the annual profit earned by the plant at this quantity. Solution: (a) TC = 2 106 + (12 + 0.005Q)Q = 2 106 + 12 Q + 0.005 Q2 UC = TC 2 10 6 = + 12 + 0.005Q Q Q 2 10 6 = + 0.005 = 0 Q2

d (UC ) dQ

Q = 20 103 = 20000 pc Profit = 250 Q - (2 106 + 12 Q + 0.005 Q2) = 250(20000) - (2 106 + 12(20000) + 0.005(20000)2) = $760000/yr (b) Profit = 250 Q - (2 106 + 12 Q + 0.005 Q2) = 238 Q - 2 106 - 0.005 Q2 d = 238 2(0.005Q) = 238 - 0.010 Q = 0 dQ Q = 23800 pc Profit = 250(23800) - (2 106 + 12(23800) + 0.005(23800)2) = $832200/yr Question 3.6 (10%) Costs have been compiled for a certain manufacturing company for the most recent year. The summary is shown in the table below. The company operates two different manufacturing plants, plus a corporate headquarters. Determine (a) the factory overhead rate for each plant, and (b) the corporate overhead rate. The firm will use these rates in the following year.

Expense category Plant 1 Direct labor Materials Factory expense Corporate expense $1000000 $3500000 $1300000

Plant 2 $1750000 $4000000 $2300000

Corporate headquarters

$5000000

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Solution:
1300000 = 1.30 = 130% 1000000 2300000 = 1.3143 = 131.43% Plant 2: Factory overhead rate FOHR 2 = 1750000 5000000 (b) Corporate overhead rate COHR = = 1.8182 = 181.82% 1000000 + 1750000

(a) Plant 1: Factory overhead rate FOHR 1 =

Question 3.7 (10%) In the operation of a certain production machine, one worker is required at a direct labor rate of $10/hr. Applicable labor factory overhead rate is 50%. Capital investment in the system is $250000, expected service life is 10 years, no salvage value at the end of that period, and the applicable machine factory overhead rate is 30%. The work cell will operate 2000 hr/yr. Use a rate of return of 25% to determine the appropriate hourly rate for this work cell. Solution: = 0.2801 (1 + 0.25)10 1 UAC = 250000(0.2801) = 70025/year Machine rate C m = 70025/2000 = $35.01 C o = 10(1 + 0.50) + 35.01(1 + 0.3) = $60.52/hr Question 3.8 (10%) The break-even point is to be determined for two production methods, one a manual method and the other automated. The manual method requires two workers at $9/hr each. Together, they produce at a rate of 36 unit/hr. The automated method has an initial cost of $125000, a 4-year service life, no salvage value, and annual maintenance costs are $3000. No labor (except for maintenance) is required to operate the machine, but the power required to run the machine is estimated to be 50 kW/hr (when running). Cost of electric power is $0.05/kWh. If the production rate for the automated machine is 100 unit/hr, determine the break-even point for the two methods, using a rate of return 25%. Solution: Manual method: variable cost = (2 workers)($9/hr)/(36 pc/hr) = $0.5/pc Total cost as a function of Q is TC = 0.5Q assuming no fixed costs. 0.25(1 + 0.25) 4 = 0.4234 Automated method: (A/P,25%,4) = (1 + 0.25) 4 1 UAC = 125000(A/P,25%,4) + 3000 = 125000(0.4234) + 3000 = $55930/yr Variable cost = (A/P,25%,10) =

0.25(1 + 0.25)10

(50kwh / hr )($0.05 / kwh) = 0.025/pc 100pc / hr

Total cost as a function of Q = 55930 + 0.025Q Break-even point: 0.5Q = 55930 + 0.025Q

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Q = 117747 pc/yr Hours of operation per year: Manual: H =


117747 = 3270.76 hr/yr 36

Comment: This would require two shifts. 117747 Automated: H = = 1177.47 hr/yr 100 Comment: Plenty of additional capacity in one shift beyond the break-even point.