One of the most basic questions you can ask about a process is its capacity: how many products it can turn out or how many customers it can serve. Learn how to calculate process capacity and identify a process’s bottleneck.`
- [Instructor] One of the most basic questions…you can ask about a process is its capacity,…which is how many products it can turn out…or how many customers it can serve.…In this movie I will show you how to calculate…process capacity and identify a processes' bottleneck.…My sample file is the Process Capacity workbook,…and you can find it in the chapter one folder…of your exercise files collection.…I have sketched out a process here,…and it contains six resources.…Resources one through six.…
And you can see the processing time in minutes…for each of those resources in row four.…What I want to do is to calculate the capacity…for each of these resources.…I'll do it first in minutes and then in hours.…Because my time is given in minutes,…I can divide one by the time to get my capacity per minute.…I'll select cells B5 through G5…and then I'll type an equals sign…and then one forward slash for division,…and then click cell B4.…
So what I'm doing in cell B5 is dividing…one by the number of minutes to get capacity per minute.…
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- Drawing process flow diagrams
- Calculating process capacity
- Identifying bottlenecks
- Determining cycle time and idle time
- Calculating labor
- Calculating utilization
- Analyzing batch processes
- Calculating optimal order quantities