Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding balanced lines and flow, part of Process Improvement Foundations.
- I mentioned balanced lines in the last section.…I want to explain what those are…and show you some of the options using an example.…Imagine this is how you get…your lunch in the office dining room.…And by the way, I've provided a printable version…in the exercise files, which you might…want to refer to throughout this video.…Someone serves you your soup, which takes 20 seconds.…Then you move along to the meat counter,…where it takes them 30 seconds to cut you off a nice piece.…And then it takes 20 seconds to get your vegetables,…and then 15 and 10 seconds for one server…to give you both your dessert and your drink.…
And then it takes a minute to pay for it all.…Have a look at the diagram for a moment,…and then see if you can tell me…how many lunches can this setup can serve per hour.…Now people often find this a difficult question,…and they get bogged down with a calculator…working out lots of sums, but actually,…this question illustrates a really important…and simple idea: what's the bottleneck of the system?…
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- Measuring processes
- Using statistical process control
- Optimizing the quality, cost, and time trade-off
- Understanding queues
- Reducing cost by reducing waste
- Improving delivery time
- Thinking about batch sizes
- Understanding Lean and Six Sigma processes