# Figure Q3 below represents a process used by Somerset Furniture to assemble a chair

Question: Figure Q3 below represents a process used by Somerset Furniture to assemble a chair with an upholstered seat. Stations A, B and C make the seat; stations J, K and L assemble the chair frame; station X is where the two assemblies are put together, while some final tasks are completed at stations Y and Z. One worker is assigned to each of the stations.See the answerSee the answerSee the answer done loading
Show transcribed image textCycle time of line A-B-C = Max [ processing time of A, processing time of B, processing time of C] = Max [38,27,35]= 38 se…View the full answerTranscribed image text: Figure Q3 below represents a process used by Somerset Furniture to assemble a chair with an upholstered seat. Stations A, B and C make the seat; stations J, K and L assemble the chair frame; station X is where the two assemblies are put together, while some final tasks are completed at stations Y and Z. One worker is assigned to each of the stations. Generally, no inventory is kept anywhere in the system, although there is room for one unit between each station, which might be used as a buffer. A B X-Y-Z 5 out of 11 J K L 个 Figure Q3 Figure Q3 Given the following amount of work in seconds required at each station, calculate the answers to questions a) to d). A 38 J 32 X 18 B 27 K 23 Y 20 C 35 L 27 Z 24 a) Cycle time [2] b) Throughput rate [2] c) The number of units completed in eight hours [3] d) i) the bottleneck Utilisation of station [2] ii) station Y [3]