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Cycle time efficiency and JIT Walker Brothers Company is considering the installation of a JIT manufacturing system in the hope that it will improve the company’s overall processing cycle efficiency

Cycle time efficiency and JIT Walker Brothers Company is considering the installation of a JIT manufacturing system in the hope that it will improve the company’s overall processing cycle efficiency. Data from the traditional system and estimates for the JIT system are presented here for their Nosun product:

TIME CATEGORY

TRADITIONAL SYSTEM

JIT SYSTEM

Storage

4 hours

1 hour

Inspection

40 minutes

5 minutes

Moving

80 minutes

20 minutes

Processing

2 hours

75 minutes

Required

(a) Calculate processing cycle efficiency (PCE) under the traditional and JIT systems for the Nosun product.

(b) Based strictly on your PCE calculations above, should Walker Brothers implement the JIT system? Explain.

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