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Flashcards in 2. CH7 Deck (24)
1
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Little’s Law

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WIP = TH•CT

2
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The average quantity of good (non-defective) parts produced per unit time

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Throughput (TH)

3
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Material stocked at beginning of routing

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Raw material inventory

4
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Material held in a stock-point at the beginning of a routing

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Crib inventory

5
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Material held in inventory prior to shipping to the customer

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Finished goods inventory (FGI)

6
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Time between release of the jobs at the beginning of the routing until it reaches an inventory point at the end of the routing

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Cycle Time (CT)

7
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Service Level

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8
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A manufacturing system is a goal-oriented network of process through which parts flow

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Factory Physics Definition

9
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Plant is made up of routing (lines), which in turn are made up if processes

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Factory Physics Structure

10
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Rate (parts or jobs/unit of time) of the process center having the highest long-term utilization

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Bottleneck rate (rb)

11
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Sum of the long-term average process times of each station in the line

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Raw Process Time (T0)

12
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A unit-less measure of congestion

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Congestion coefficient (alpha)

13
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Alpha = 0

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Zero variability case

14
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Alpha = 1

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Practical worst case

15
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Alpha = Critical WIP (W0)

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Worst possible case

16
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Maximum throughput with minimum cycle time

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Critical WIP (W0)

17
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Critical WIP (W0)

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W0 = rb•T0

18
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Max TH, min CT, no randomness

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Best case performance

19
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Min TH, max CT, no randomness

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Worst case performance

20
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In a balanced line, Critical WIP (W0) = Number of machines

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In an unbalanced line, Critical WIP (W0) < Number of machines

21
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Maximum randomness

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Practical worst case (PWC)

22
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Conditions for PWC

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1. Balanced line
2. Single machines
3. Memoryless
23
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If we improve the non-bottleneck

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Then rb does not change, but it serves to reduce randomness

24
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Unbalanced lines exhibit

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Less congestion than balanced lines