Bottleneck Essays

Beck Manufacturing

Capacity is the measure of an organization’s ability to provide customers with the demanded services or goods in the amount requested and in a timely manner (Vonderembse & White, 2013). Beck Manufacturing requires assistance with determining capacity of each of their systems and how the capacity can be increased. Beck has four departments including milling, grinding, boring and drilling and each department is essential in producing steering gears. A manufactured product is often an assembly of multiple parts (Obi, 2010)….

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Process Analysis and Capacity Management

1. Dello is a world-class PC company. Management believes that they understand their products and customers better than any outsourcing company; therefore Dello should provide customer service in-house. Ideally, Dello’s customer service department wants to handle all the customer phone calls. During peak hours, however, Dello receives so many customer calls that they ask an outsourcing company, Telemate, to help handle incoming calls. Dello’s switchboard system is programmed in the following way; A customer calls Dello at its 1-800 number….

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Bottlenecks in Process

There are series of tasks needs to be completed for successful execution of the process. The slowest task in the successive steps of operation determines the capacity of process. As the neck of the bottle lessens the speed of flow in bottle, the slowest task in the process in called the bottleneck as it impedes the efficiency of operational activities through highest throughput rate or longest cycle time. Identification of bottleneck is necessary for correct analysis of process capacity, which…

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Program Northwestern University

It is May 1992. HAL, Inc. is a major manufacturer of computers and computer components. In their Lubbock, TX plant they make printed circuit boards (PCB’s, also referred to as “panels”), which are used by other plants in the company in a variety of computer products. The Lubbock plant, built in 1982, represents an $80 million investment and has approximately 450,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The plant runs 3 shifts per day (19. 5 hours/day when breaks, lunches and…

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State Automobile License Renewal Case

One dozen size order: In this situation, the bottleneck is “setting up the oven and baking”, which takes 10 minutes to finish this process. So, the Cycle Time (CT) is 10 minutes. The Kristen’s cookie company can finish the first dozen after 26 minutes, then Kristen and her roommate can complete each order per 10 minutes. 4 hours=240 minutes. (240-26)/10=21.4, and 21.4+1=22.4. According to the equations above, the company could fill 22 orders every night. Two dozen size order: In…

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