**Problem 2**

The following tasks mu t be performed on an assembly line in the sequence and time specified .

a. Draw the schematic diagram.

b. What is the theoretical minimum number of stations required to meet a fore cased , demand of 400 units per eight-hour day?

c. Use the longest-operating-time rule and balance the line in the minimum number of stations to produce 400 units per day.

d. Compute the efficiency of the line.

e. Does your solution generate any managerial concerns?

**Solution:**

a. Draw the schematic diagram.

b. Theoretical minimum number of stations to meet D = 400 is

N, = _S = 245 seconds = -245 = 3.4 -> 4 tations

T (60 seconds x 480 minuteS) 72

400 units

c. Use the longest-operating-time rule and balance the line in the minimum number of stations to

produce 400 units per day.