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A company is designing a product layout for a new product. It plans to use this production line eight hours a day in order to meet projected demand of 480 units per day. The tasks necessary to produce this product:
Task Time (sec) Immediate Predecessor
u 30 none
v 30 u
w 6 u
x 12 w
y 54 x
z 30 v, y
1. Without regard to demand, what is the minimum possible cycle time (in seconds) for this situation?A. 162B. 72C. 54D. 12E. 60
2. If the company desires that output rate equal demand, what is the desired cycle time (in seconds)?A. 162B. 72C. 54D. 12E. 60
3. If the company desires that output rate equal demand, what is the minimum number of workstations needed?A. 3B. 4C. 5D. 6E. 7
4. If the company desires that output rate equal demand, what would be the efficiency of this line with the minimum number of workstations?A. 100%B. 92.5%C. 75%D. 87.5%E. 90%
5. If the company desires that output rate equal demand, what is the last task performed at the second workstation in the balance which uses the minimum number of workstations?A. uB. vC. wD. xE. y