Review and Discussion Questions
2. What is the objective of assembly line balancing? How would you deal with the situation where one worker. although trying hard, is 20 percent slower than the other 10 people on a line?
3. How do you determine the idle-time percentage from a given as emblem line balance?
4. What is the essential requirement for mixed-model lines to be practical?
5. Why might it be difficult to develop a group technology layout?
6. In what respects is facility layout a marketing problem in services? Give an example of a service system layout designed to maximize the amount of time the customer is in the system?
7. Visit a major hotel in your area and describe the layout of its operations?
8. Describe the layout of a branch office of a bank?
9. How might you design the layout for a walk-in clinic?
10. Visit two different supermarkets. What similarities do their layouts share in common?