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Operations And Supply Chain Management
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Operations And Supply Chain Management

Operations And Supply Chain Management

Book edition 14th
Author(s) F. Robert Jacobs
Pages 800 pages
ISBN 9780078024023

Short Answer

What is the daily capacity of the assembly line designed by the engineers? Assume that the assembly line has a computer at every position when it is started at the beginning of the day.

The capability of an assembly line is restricted by the workstations that take a longer duration to complete.

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The daily capacity of the assembly line designed by the engineers

From a manufacturing as well as procedural perspective, capacity refers to the largest quantity of output that may be obtained from specific equipment as well as an assembly line. Capacity may also be represented in terms of a specific number of items per unit of duration.

The assembly line has a computer at every position when it is started at the beginning of the day

Among all the workstations, workstation 6 are taking the longest time which is 120 seconds. Moreover, the line operators for 7.5 hours a day. So, the capacity of the line can be calculated as follows:

Workstation 6 takes the largest duration (120 seconds) of all the workstations. Furthermore, the line tasks can be performed for 7.5 hours every day. As a result, the capacity of the line may be determined as follows:

Hence, the regular capacity of the assembly line is to produce desktops 225 every day.

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