Exercise 14-33

Insert your answers into the gray-shaded cells. If an answer is incorrect, the

word “wrong” will appear.

a.

Value-added time

÷

Total time

=

MCE

15,360

24,000

b.

Process

Total units

÷   Value-added time   =

productivity

1,04,448

15,360

c.

Process

Good units

÷      Total units     =

quality yield

98,400

1,04,448

d.

Good units

÷

Total time

=

Throughput

98,400

24,000

e.

Discuss whether throughput is as useful a performance measurement in a job shop as in an automated plant. Why would you expect process quality yield to be high in a job shop? Why might a job shop such as Durham Divisions  have low manufacturing cycle efficiency?

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