Since companies need to change from one product to another, they divide production into batches. Uncover how to calculate the capacity of a process given various constraints.
- [Instructor] Many manufacturers make multiple versions…of the same product.…Perhaps changing the flavor of ice cream,…or making different colors of an item.…Because they need to change from one product to another,…companies will divide production into batches.…In this movie I'll describe how to calculate…the capacity of a process, given various constraints.…My sample file is the Capacity Given Batch Size Workbook,…and you can find it in the Chapter 3 folder…of the Exercise Files Collection.…This workbook contains all of…the information we need to know,…and those are the three items in B3 through B5.…
The first is the batch size.…That's the number of units it will make…before needing to reset the machine.…Setup time, is how long it takes to reset the machine.…So for example, if we need to do any cleaning…or we need to replace any consumable parts,…that would be part of setup time.…And finally, there is the processing time per unit.…Here given in hours, as is the setup time.…So we're assuming that it takes one twentieth…
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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