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# Layout Strategies: What is the takt time? Cross-trained employees for the cell?

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After an extensive product analysis using group technology -
has identifiy a product he believes should be pulled out of his
process facility and handled in a work cell. Bob has identified
the following operations as necessary for the work cell. The
customer expects delivery of 250 units per day and the work
day is 420 minutes.

Operation Standard Time
Shear 1.1
Bend 1.1
Weld 1.7
Clean 3.1
Pain 1.0

a) What is the takt time?

Takt time = Total work time available / Units required

420 = 1.68
250

b) How many employees should be cross-trained for the cell?

c) Which operations may warrant special consideration?

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a) What is the takt time?

Takt time = Total work time available / Units required

420 = 1.68
250

b) How many employees should be cross-trained for the cell?

There are five operations in process. Since the takt time is 1.68, operations Weld and Clean will require 2 labour ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution presents a paragraph each in explanation of how many employees need to be cross-trained for a cell and what special considerations need to be addressed. There are calculations included.

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