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# Lab Overview: Bottlenecks, Runtime, Setup, Total time Lab

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STEP 1:
Determine the setup, runtime, and total time for the shaping department. Copy your answer to an MS Word document.

STEP 2: Pickling
Determine the setup, runtime, and total time for the pickling department. Copy your answer to an MS Word document.

STEP 3: Packing
Determine the setup, runtime, and total time for the packing department. Copy your answer to an MS Word document.

STEP 4: Bottleneck
Determine which department is the bottleneck for this production operation. Remember that it often helps understand the relationship of the different processes by putting everything in a nice, neat table like we did last week.

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L A B O V E R V I E W

This lab looks at bottlenecks and the calculations necessary to determine which process is the source of a bottleneck condition. Use MS Word to copy your answers.
Scenario/Summary

Situation: Maruchek's makeshift manufacturing facility has three departments: shaping, pickling, and packing. Maruchek's orders average 100 pieces per order.
Each of the three shaping machines requires 1 hour to set up and can run one piece per minute.
The pickling department lowers baskets into brine tanks and subjects them to low-voltage current, heating and cooling, and a rinse. The whole process takes 4 hours for any number of baskets or pieces. One brine tank is available and it is ...

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The setup, runtime and total time for a shaping department is determined for pickling, packing and bottlenecking.

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