1. (TCOs 5 & 12) Manufacturing cycle time is best defined as the (Points : 4)
length of the work shift, expressed in minutes per day. time it takes a unit to move from one workstation to the next. time between the start of one unit and the start of the next unit. sum of all the task times to make one unit of a product. time from raw materials receipt to finished product exit.
2. (TCOs 5 & 12) The implementation of JIT offers several advantages, including (Points : 4)
reduced throughput. increase in variability to better respond to variable demand. decreased profit margins. support for lean production. increased work in process inventory.
16.1 Leblanc Electronics, Inc., in Nashville, produces short runs of custom airwave scanners for the defense industry.
You have been asked by the owner, Larry Leblanc, to reduce inventory by introducing a kanban system. After several hours of analysis, you develop the following data for scanner connectors used in one work cell. How many kanbans do you need for this connector?
Daily demand 1,000 connectors
Lead time 2 days
Safety stock day
Kanban size 500 connectors
Chris Millikan Manufacturing, Inc., is moving to kan-bans to support its telephone switching-board assembly lines. Determine the size of the kanban for subassemblies and the number of kanbans needed.
Discount-Mart, a major East Coast retailer, wants to determine the economic order quantity (see Chapter 12 for EOQ formulas) for its halogen lamps.
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