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Jack Automotive Line Balancing Strategy

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Running head:JACK AUTOMOTIVE LINE BALANCING STRATEGY1Jack Automotive Line Balancing StrategyNameInstitutional Affiliation
JACK AUTOMOTIVE LINE BALANCING STRATEGY2Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Background..................................................................................................................................3Problem statement.......................................................................................................................3Research Objectives.....................................................................................................................3Scope of the project.....................................................................................................................4Literature Review............................................................................................................................4Types of assembly lines...............................................................................................................5Introduction to line balancing......................................................................................................5Methodology....................................................................................................................................6Introduction..................................................................................................................................6Research methodology.................................................................................................................6Research design and tools............................................................................................................6Steps in solving line balancing problems....................................................................................7Step 1: Understanding takt time..............................................................................................7Step 2: Develop a process top to down chart...........................................................................7Step 3: Understand the total time needed for the activities in a specific manufacturingprocess.....................................................................................................................................8Step 4: Calculate the total number of workstations needed.....................................................8Step 5: Identify the areas which are affected by inefficiencies...............................................8Findings...........................................................................................................................................8Introduction..................................................................................................................................8Balance loss.................................................................................................................................9Line layout...................................................................................................................................9Productivity..................................................................................................................................9Ergonomic risks.........................................................................................................................10Assembly complexity................................................................................................................10Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................10Recommendation for the future work............................................................................................11Recommendation for ergonomic risk........................................................................................11Recommendation concerning assembly complexity.................................................................12
JACK AUTOMOTIVE LINE BALANCING STRATEGY3References......................................................................................................................................13
JACK AUTOMOTIVE LINE BALANCING STRATEGY4Jack Automotive Line Balancing StrategyIntroductionBackgroundAn assembly line consisting of workstations arranged in sequences is high-efficiencymethod used in the manufacturing of products in high volumes for example microcomputers andautomobile parts. During the design of assembly lines, the line has to be "balanced" so as tomaintain a uniform flow. A balance in the stages of production is maintained so as to guaranteesmooth material flow and this is done by ensuring production is equalized at all times throughoutthe entire stages of production, therefore, reducing idle time at every individual production stage.According to Becker and Scholl (2006), line balancing has an aim of minimizing cycle time anda number of workstations while optimizing the grouping of elements at work (Becker & Scholl,2006).Problem statementOperations have constituted an increased labor cost for many manufacturing companiesin the recent years and for that Design for Assembly (DFA) has ended up receiving a lot ofattention. DFA entails the designing of a product using the least number of parts and designingthe other remaining parts so as to guarantee ease during assembly. The product design phaseusually determines the assembly cost because it is then that the total number of parts needed forthe product is determined and choices are made concerning the necessary components forassembly. Once the choice has been made, nothing much can be done to bring about influence tothe cost of assembly.
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