Production and service processes are cycles—they start and end at given points. When you analyze these cycles, you want to know how long it takes the cycle to run. You should also identify when workers or resources are standing idle.
- [Instructor] Production and service processes…are cycles.…They start and end at given points.…When you analyze these cycles,…you want to know how long it takes the cycle to run.…You should also identify when workers…or resources are standing idle.…You can use cycle time and idle time…to gain useful insights into your processes.…My sample file for this movie…is the cycle time workbook, and you can find it…in the chapter two folder of your exercise files collection.…I need a number of calculations in place…to calculate cycle time and idle time,…but I've covered those calculations elsewhere…in this course, so I've already done them,…but I will take a moment to review them now.…
This process consists of six resources…and they're numbered one through six.…Directly underneath the resource number,…I have the time in minutes, that it will take…to complete the process.…I can divide the time in minutes into one…to get the resource capacity.…So for example, if I look at the calculation…for resource number one, I see that its capacity…
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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