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                                           IE 301 RECITATION # 1

1)   The normal time to perform a certain manual work cycle is 3.47 min. In addition, an irregular work

     element whose normal time is 3.70 min must be performed every 10 cycles. One work unit is produced

     each cycle. The PFD allowance factor is 14%.

     a)   Determine the standard time per piece.

     b)   How many work units are produced during an 8-hour shift at 100% performance, when we include


     c)   If the actual cycle time of a worker is estimated as 3.2 min per piece and if he works 7.2 hours

          during a regular shift, how many units are produced by the worker?

     d)   Calculate the actual output in terms of standard hours.

     e)   Find the worker efficiency and compare it with the worker’s pace.

2)   In the ABC machine shop, workers punch in at 8: A.M. and punch out at 4:30 P.M. The labor

     management agreement allows 30 min for lunch, which is not counted as part of the 8-hour shift. In

     determining the allowance for computing time standards, two 15 min breaks are provided (personal time

     and fatigue), one in the morning and one in the afternoon; and 20 min have been negotiated as lost time

     due to supervisor interruptions and equipment malfunctions. What PFD allowance factor should be

     added to the normalized time to account for these losses in the computation of a standard time, so

     that if workers work at standard performance, they will produce exactly 8 standard hours?

3)   The Big Black Bird Company (BBBC) has a large order for special plastic-lined military uniforms to be

     used in an urgent military operation. Working the normal two shifts of 40 hours, the BBBC production

     process usually produces 2500 uniforms per week at a standard cost of $120 each. Seventy employees

     work the first shift and 30 the second. The contract price is $200 per uniform. Because of the urgent

     need, the BBBC is authorized to use around-the clock production, six days per week. When each of two

     shifts works 72 hours per week, production increases to 4000 uniforms per week but at a cost of $144


     a)   Did the productivity ratio (in monetary terms) increase, decrease, or remain the same? If it

          changed, what percentage did it change?

     b)   Did the labor productivity ratio increase, decrease, or remain the same? If it changed, by what

          percentage did it change?

     c)   Did weekly profits increase, decrease, or remain the same?

4)   The standard time for a manual material-handling work cycle is 2.58 min per piece. The PFD allowance

     factor used to set the standard was 13%. During a particular 8-hour shift of interest, it is known that

     the worker lost a total of 53 min due to personal time, rest breaks, and delays. On that same day, the

     worker completed 214 work units. Determine

     a)   The number of standard hours accomplished.

     b)   Worker efficiency.

     c)   The worker’s performance level is rated to as 115. Is it reasonable to rate the worker’s

          performance as 115?
5)   A large manufacturer of pencil sharpeners is planning to add a new line of sharpeners, and you have

     been asked to balance the process, given the following work element times and precedence

     relationships. Assume that cycle time is to be the minimum possible. The work elements can be defined

     using the following predecessor relations:

                  Work element           Immediate Followers            Length (minutes)
                  a                      b                              0.2
                  b                      d                              0.4
                  c                      d                              0.3
                  d                      g                              1.3
                  e                      f                              0.1
                  f                      g                              0.8
                  g                      h                              0.3
                  h                      -                              1.2

     a)   Draw the precedence diagram.

     b)   Assign work elements to stations according to largest candidate rule.

     c)   Determine the balance delay (percentage of idle time) and line balance efficiency.

     d)   Compute the hourly rate of output if the line efficiency is 90%

     e)   Determine how many units of demand can be satisfied in a year assuming that there exists 420

          minute in a shift 11 shifts in a week.

     f)   What is the shortest cycle time that will permit use of only two stations?

     g)   Apply the positional weight heuristic to find a solution for part f. Is it a feasible solution? So, is

          this cycle time feasible?

     h)   Determine the percentage of idle time (balance delay) and line balance efficiency.

     i)   What is the daily output under the arrangement in part g, if the line efficiency is 90%?

     j)   Determine the hourly production rate that would be associated with the maximum cycle time, if

          the line efficiency is 100%.

6)   The final assembly of personal computers requires a total of 12 tasks. The assembly tasks can be

     defined using the following predecessor relations:
                   Task              Immediate Predecessors         Time
                   1                 -                              12
                   2                 1                              6
                   3                 2                              6
                   4                 2                              2
                   5                 2                              2
                   6                 2                              12
                   7                 3,4                            7
                   8                 7                              5
                   9                 5                              1
                   10                9,6                            4
                   11                8,1                            6
                   12                11                             7

a)   Draw the precedence diagram.

b)   Assuming the firm wants to have 32 computers to be produced in a 8 hour-day shift. Considering

     that the line efficiency is 100%, assign the tasks to workstations in order of greatest following

     tasks / most follower (Tiebreaker: greatest processing time)

c)   Calculate balance delay and line balance efficiency.

d)   Assign the tasks to workstations in order of greatest positional weight, under the same


e)   Calculate balance delay and line balance efficiency.

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