Case Study Facility Layout Problem

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Chapter 9 Case Study Facility layout at Wheeled Coach Discussion Questons answers: Queston 1 According To The TexT, The biggesT problem faced by Wheeled Coach, and any oTher repettve manufacTurer, is balancing. ±haT means, having The righT number of workers in each work cell and having The righT number of work sTatons during The whole manufacTuring process. Since The company uses a mixed layouT approach – Assembly line and work cell approaches –, Wheeled Coach musT focus on 2 Types of balancing. One inTerestng Technique To balance The number of work cells requires an analysis of Wheeler’s cycle tme. On The oTher hand, To balance The number of workers in each work cell, Wheeled musT Take inTo consideraton The ±akT tme. Wheeled Coach should also focus on:  Keeping The FexibiliTy of iTs layouT and improve iT.  E²ectve and e³cienTly use of The space, capaciTy, machinery and workforce.  Keeping The Fow of The informaton consTanT.

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