Mohamed Elkhatib Georgina Giles Anna Swiderek Eliza Wojnarowska
was formed in 1939 through a merger
Shibaura Seisakusho and Tokyo Electric Company
became the first company in Japan to create:
Fluorescent lamps (1940) Radar (1942) Broadcasting Equipment (1952) Digital Computers (1954)
9 billion (1995) Net profit of $447 million (1995) Notebooks and PCs. T3100 (1985)
Sales of $47. 52% of sales (1995)
became the first in the world to produce:
One megabit DRAM (1985) Laptop Computer.
85 million notebook computers sold in U. (1994 50 km west of Tokyo.600 employees (440 direct factory.. word processors. and affiliated workers
Toshiba.000 square feet Produced personal computers. 860. Ome Works 1968
. as the market for portable PCs was rapidly expanding
19% share of 2.050 design engineers) Full-time. 1. PC boards. temporary.S. part-time.
Toshiba produced more than 5 million portable PCS by 1995. Research and design labs 2.
is facing the problem of how to seamlessly and successfully add a new product model to an already troubled assembly line process without harming the production of the current product models.
Assembly Line Production Current Production Employee Overtime New Model Production
This could either increase their own production of notebook computers or send workers to Ome to increase Ome·s production. Toshiba
can obtain the help of affiliated companies. Toshiba can hire temporary or part-time workers. Toshiba can reevaluate the work load of the entire plant by shifting workers from other areas of the plant.
. or have the regular workers work additional overtime.
Capacity=1/114 sec (the longest activity) Capacity=0. one notebook is assembled every two minutes by 10 line workers (currently station # 2 is a bottleneck 114 sec) Capacity of the process= capacity of the resource with the longest total time smallest capacity.5789 notebooks per hour
.00877*3600(seconds in one hour)=31.00877 notebooks/sec 0.Assuming the assembly line prototype is implemented as shown in Exhibit 1. calculate the following quantities:
Process capacity: on average.
842 computers per shift.5 hour shift 31.5789 notebooks per hour*7.050 seconds
.5h=236.) 110+114+101+107+103+107+108+93+(310208[software load that does not require operator])+105=1..Direct Labor Content per notebook (i. the amount of time a worker actually works on the computer while it is on the assembly line..The maximum number of computers that can be produced in a 7.e. .
e. the amount of time workers are idle per computer assembled)
(114-110)+(114-114)+(114-101)+(114-107)+ +(114-103)+(114-107)+(114-108)+(114-93)+ +(114-102)+(114-105)= =4+0+13+7+11+7+6+21+12+9=90 seconds
.Direct Labor Idle Time per notebook computer assembled (i..
Inventory on the assembly line: Flow rate = 0.9
.0087*1368=11. Therefore the flow time is 12 stations*114 seconds =1368 Inventory on the assembly line=flow rate*flow time Inventory on the assembly line=0.0087 computers per sec We have 12 spaces on the assembly line and the assembly line will move to the next station every 114 seconds.