Join Eddie Davila for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying bottlenecks and constraints, part of Operations Management Foundations.
- They say a chain is only as strong…as its weakest link and the same holds…in a world of manufacturing.…If you have an assembly line,…the maximum products the assembly line…could produce in a single hour…would be the number of products…that would run through the slowest work station…on that assembly line.…Instead of looking at an assembly line though,…let's look at a set of interconnected pipes.…Let's say you have a water source on the left.…The water source is connected to a pipe…through which five gallons per minute can flow.…
That pipe is connected to a pipe…through which two gallons per minute can flow.…The two gallon pipe is connected to a pipe…with a throughput of three gallons per minute…and finally, the three gallon pipe…is connected to a pipe with a throughput…of four gallons per minute.…In that system of pipes,…what's the maximum number of gallons of water…that could ever flow out of the pipe on the right?…Remember, a system is only as strong…as its weakest link.…
So, in this case, the pipe with the lowest throughput,…
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- Understanding operations management
- Making key inventory decisions
- Balancing holding costs and ordering costs
- Choosing a production strategy and facility layout
- Managing waiting-line systems
- Defining quality and improving quality
- Managing business processes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Operations
2. Managing Inventory
3. Managing Production of Products and Services
4. Managing Waiting Lines
5. Managing Quality
6. Operations at the Office
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