Product layout. Assembly-line balancing approach. Facility layout. Process terminology Cycle time: Average time between completions of successive units. Bottleneck: Factor that limits production. Slowest operating component in the production line.
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Assembly-line balancing approach
Cycle time: Average time between completions of successive units.
Bottleneck: Factor that limits production. Slowest operating component in the production line.
Capacity: Measure of output per unit time when fully busy. (typically measured as reciprocal of cycle time)
Capacity utilization: Measure of how much output is achieved with respect to the total capacity available.
Throughput time: Time taken to complete a process from arrival to exit. Sum of critical path operations plus waiting time in queue.
0.5+0.3+0.2 = 1 minute.
CT = A/R,
where A = available time to produce the output.
In the example, the shift has 480 minutes.
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