Assembly line planning and control by Nick T. Thomopoulos (auth.)

By Nick T. Thomopoulos (auth.)

​Assembly Line making plans and keep an eye on describes the fundamental basics of meeting traces for unmarried version traces, combined version make-to-stock traces, combined version make-to-order traces and for one-station meeting. The e-book indicates the way to pick out the volume of devices to time table for a shift length, compute the variety of operators wanted on a line, set the conveyor pace, coordinate the most line with sub-assembly strains, assign the paintings parts to the operators at the line, series the types down the road, series the roles down the road, calculate the half and part requisites for a line and for every station, verify the fill up wishes of the components and elements from the providers, compute the similarity among the types being produced and exhibit purposes, use studying curves to estimate time and prices of meeting, and degree the potency of the road. the fabric is undying and the booklet won't ever turn into out of date. the writer offers suggestions with easy-to-understand numerical examples that may be utilized to real-life applications.​

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8 Inventory replenishment schedule for 7 days on part h = 1 with M = 12, L = 2, Pss = 1 and Pbuy = 4 days, OP = 300, OL = 700 t 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Rt (OH ? OO)t-1 qt Qt (OH ? 9 Inventory replenishment worksheet for day 1 on the ten parts OP1 OL1 OH0 OO0 h M Rh q1 Q1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 550 0 0 620 0 0 720 0 0 600 552 0 0 630 0 0 750 0 0 640 12 50 100 30 24 1 50 40 6 80 100 500 100 100 200 100 100 400 100 100 300 1500 300 300 600 300 300 1200 300 300 700 3500 700 700 1400 700 700 2800 700 700 250 2100 120 80 1100 600 80 2000 250 130 0 0 400 100 0 100 0 0 200 70 Because 550 is not a multiple of M = 12, the replenish quantity becomes Q1 = 552.

In the event the units move down the line steadily in a conveyor type device, the conveyor speed is determined. Also, the length of the line that is needed can be measured. The management wants to set the shift schedule and the number of operators in a way where the line runs in an efficient way and has minimal idle time, measured by the balance delay, d. Labor Groups When the line has one or more feeder lines, more complications take place. One line is like a sub assembly that produces a component that is attached to the main unit.

For example, operator i = 1, 45 pieces of parts h = 1, 2, 4, and 5 are needed, and 90 pieces of part h = 3. 5 gives a possible sequence on how the elements will be performed from station 1 to station 4. The sequence also identifies the parts associated with each element, if any. When two or more units of the part are needed, the quantity is listed in parenthesis. So, for station, i = 1, the possible sequence of elements begins with e = 1, then is followed by e = 2, 4, 5, 12, 8, and 14. Part h = 1 is associated with element e = 1, and so forth.

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