Assembly Operations/Bottleneck

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A production process at Kenneth Day Manufacturing is shown in Figure S7.9.
The drilling operation occurs separately from, and simultaneously with, the
sawing and sanding operations. A product needs to go through only one of the
three assembly operations (the operations are in parallel).

a) Which operation is the bottleneck?

b) What is the process time of the overall system?

c) What is the process cycle time of the overall system?

d) If the firm operates 8 hours per day, 20 days per month, what is the monthly
capacity of the manufacturing process?

(S7.15)

SEE ATTACHED FILE FOR FIGURE S7.9

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