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Task Labour Equipment Time(min)

Time(min)
Motherboard final configuration 50 50
Motherboard post-configuration test 35 35
Power supply assembly 30 30
Power supply test 15 15
I/O interface board assembly 20 20
I/O interface board test 10 10
Bottom Side assembly 110 110
Bottom Side Continuity Test 20 20
Top Side assembly 120 120
Top Side Continuity Test 20 20
Generic Configuration Assembly 20 20
Generic Imaging 25 25
Final Continuity Test 20 20
System Stress Test 25 2880
Customer Configuration 25 25
Customer Imaging 50 50
Final Test 30 30
Outgoing QA 20 20
Packaging 20 20
665 3520

Labour Based Production Time Minutes


Daily Production [- breaks & lunch] 430
Yearly Production Time [245days] 107500
Capacity Cushion 15%
Total Man-powered Production Time 91375

Automated Production Time (for Traffic chambers) Minutes


Total Time available in a year 440730
Capacity Cushion 15%
Automated Machine Production time 374621

NOTE: Traffic chambers only needs technologist for loading and unloading units. The total time
available will be explained in appendix “x”

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Capital Equipment Total Operation Yearly Estimated No. of
Time Process Time Equipment Machines
(min/unit) (min) Required
PCBA Testers 45 223020 2.44 3
 Motherboard post-configuration test
 I/O Interface board test
Power Supply Testers 15 74340 0.81 1
 Power supply test
Continuity Testers 60 297360 3.25 4
 Bottom Side Continuity Test
 Top Side Continuity Test
 Final Continuity test
Imagining Systems 75 371700 4.07 5
 Generic Imaging
 Customer Imaging
Traffic Chambers 2905 14,397,180 38.44 39
 System Stress Test
Final Testers 30 148680 1.63 2
 Final Test

Assumptions & Declarations for required Capital Equipment:


1. The Total Operation Time is the time the capital equipment takes to perform an operation on a
unit.
 The operating time is considered to be the amount of time equipment is running under
the supervision of labour which includes any setup time.
 For traffic chambers (special case), it involves the time the machine is running without
any supervision.
2. The forecasted demand is 5401 units.
3. It is assumed that the technologist are well trained to use the equipment and will not need any
additional time added to the Total Operation time.
4. QoSIT currently operates 1 shift in production (for 8 hours/day) and runs for 250 days per year.
There are two paid 10 min breaks and a paid 30 min lunch break each day.
5. The Executive team has mandated a 15% capacity cushion to respond to any unplanned
customer demands.
6. A 5 minute additional time is given between loading and unloading unit in traffic chamber (to
ensure correct handling of units [appendix x]).

Procedure followed to determine the number of each type of equipment that is required
to meet the 2018 forecast demand:
The following formula was used to determine the number of equipment needed:
𝑇𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑋 𝐷𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑠𝑡 2019
# 𝑜𝑓 𝑀𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠 =
𝑇𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑑𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 − 𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑐𝑢𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑜𝑛

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Where the total production time available (for all equipment except for traffic chambers) is calculated
by:
𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑠 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑠 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠
𝑇𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑑𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 = [250 𝑋8 𝑋 60 ] − [50 𝑋 250 ]
𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑑𝑎𝑦 ℎ𝑟 𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟
𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠
= 107,500
𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟
Since a 15% capacity cushion has been mandated, “107500 X 0.15” is subtracted from the value above
to find the time available to meet the forecast demand.

For traffic chamber, the total production time is found by following a weekly schedule shown in
appendix X. As shown, the total production time available will be 440730 minutes from which 15%
capacity is subtracted from it.

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Appendix:

1. Traffic chamber schedule:

Traffic chamber test Time Action


Monday 8:15 - 8:30 am Load 1st unit

Wednesday 8:30 - 8:40 am Unload 1st unit


8:45 - 9:00 am Load 2nd unit

Friday 9:00 - 9:10 am Unload 2nd unit


9:15 - 930am Load 3rd unit

Sunday 9:30 AM Testing done

Monday 8 - 810 am Unload 3rd unit


8:15 - 830 am Load 4th unit

𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠 ℎ𝑟𝑠 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑠


𝑇𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘 = [6 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑋 1440 ] + [1.25 𝑋 60 ]
𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑦 ℎ𝑟
= 8715 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠/𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘
𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘𝑠 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠
[250 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 + (52 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑋 2 𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘 )]
𝑇𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 (𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘𝑠)𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 =
𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠
7
𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘
= 50.58 𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘𝑠/𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟
𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘𝑠 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠
𝑇𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 = 8715 𝑋 50.57 = 440730
𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟
NOTE: Since the machine can run for on the weekends 104 days (weekends) are added to the 250 days
the company runs. In addition, a 5 minute gap is kept between unload and loading (to ensure correct
handling of units as it is impossible for the worker to unload and load different units within seconds).

2. Calculations for # of Traffic chambers and imaging systems needed:


I. Traffic chamber:
𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠 4956 𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑠
2905 𝑋
𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡 ∗ 𝑚𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟
# 𝑜𝑓 𝑀𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠 = = 38.44 = 39 𝑚𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠
440730 − (0.15 𝑋 440730)
II. Imaging system:
𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠 4956𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑠
75 𝑋 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟
𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡 ∗ 𝑚𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒
# 𝑜𝑓 𝑀𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠 = = 4.07 = 5 𝑚𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠
107500 − (0.15 𝑋 107500)

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