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After an extensive product analysis, using group technology Bob Barker has identified a product he believes should be pulled out of his process facility and handled in a work cell Bob has identified

After an extensive product analysis, using group technology, Bob Barker has identified a product he believes should be pulled out of his process facility and handled in a work cell. Bob has identified the following operations as necessary for the work cell . The customer expects delivery of 250 units per day, and the work day is 420 minutes. Operations Standard Time (minutes) Shear 1.1 Bend 1.1 Weld 1.7 Clean 3.1 Paint 1.0 a) Compute the total task time for all tasks. [5 marks] b) How many employees should be cross-tr ained for the cell ? [15 marks] c) Which operation may warrant special treatment ? [5 marks] QUESTION 2 Layout – Load Distance Analysis Six processes are to be laid out in six rooms along a long corridor at Linda Babat Bookkeeping Service. The distance between adjacent work centers is 40 feet. The number of trips between work centers is given in the following table: TRIPS BETWEEN ROOMS To From A B C D E F A 18 25 73 12 54 B 96 23 31 45 C 41 22 20 D 19 57 E 48 F a) Assign the processes to the rooms in a way that minimizes the total flow using a method that places rooms with highest flow adjacent to each other. {Develop at least two options} [15 marks] b) Which among the assignment options minimizes the total traffic flow ? [10 marks]

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