CWU MET 345 - Plane Exercise (8 pages)

Previewing pages 1, 2, 3 of 8 page document View the full content.
View Full Document

Plane Exercise



Previewing pages 1, 2, 3 of actual document.

View the full content.
View Full Document
View Full Document

Plane Exercise

64 views

Problems/Exams


Pages:
8
School:
Central Washigton University
Course:
Met 345 - Production Technology
Production Technology Documents

Unformatted text preview:

Plane Exercise The goals of this exercise are to illustrate the significant reduction in WIP and throughput time using the pull system to explain and illustrate the concepts of push pull kanban bottleneck cycle time idle time line balance and to illustrate worker behavior in an operational setting This exercise utilizes four students in an assembly line to build a paper airplane The work center tasks are assigned in such a way as to place the bottleneck at the third workstation The student s first work is in a standard push approach each student works at their own comfortable pace as long as inventory is available and they do not worry about inventory buildup The second run requires a pull of 3 units at a time and the third run requires a pull of one unit at a time The reduction in inventory and throughput time is readily evident to all providing a powerful learning experience In addition student discussion of a multitude of lean concepts and behavioral issues is easily elicited This exercise can be completed in about 50 minutes making it feasible to do in a standard 1 hour class time block The basic multi fold paper airplane using blank standard 8 x 11 inch paper is used The basic folds are easily explained as shown in Figure 1 Material required 100 sheets of white paper probably more than you will actually use 3 sheets of colored paper Color marker Forms for data collection o Task time sheets 12 one for each work center for each of three runs observer indicates times for 20 units See Form 1 o Cycle time sheet 3 one for each run of the game observer indicates cycle time for 20 units that come off the end of the assembly line See Form 2 o Throughput time sheet 1 observer indicates the throughput time for the color sheet to move from raw material inventory to the end of the production line time once each run of the game See Form 3 The four work centers are set in a line at tables in the classroom with chairs for the workers to sit as shown in Figure 2 About 12 linear



View Full Document

Access the best Study Guides, Lecture Notes and Practice Exams

Loading Unlocking...
Login

Join to view Plane Exercise and access 3M+ class-specific study document.

or
We will never post anything without your permission.
Don't have an account?
Sign Up

Join to view Plane Exercise and access 3M+ class-specific study document.

or

By creating an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use

Already a member?