A service has five tasks, performed in sequence.  In the instance when there is more than one worker assigned to a task, each worker performs the entire task and they both can be working on different “items” at the same time. TaskTask time per workerNumber of workers12 minutes126 minutes1314 minutes244 minutes1515   minutes3What is the capacity (hourly) of the process as a whole?                Capacity= Time available/ Task Time

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A service has five tasks, performed in sequence.  In the instance when there is more than one worker assigned to a task, each worker performs the entire task and they both can be working on different “items” at the same time.

 Task Task time per worker Number of workers 1 2 minutes 1 2 6 minutes 1 3 14 minutes 2 4 4 minutes 1 5 15   minutes 3
1. What is the capacity (hourly) of the process as a whole?

Step 1

Process capacity:

For the entire process, the process capacity is given by the lowest number of flow units processed per unit time.

Step 2

Computation of number of units processed per hour:

The number of units processed per hour is shown below

Step 3

Computation of capacity of the process:

The lowest number of flow units processed per hour is 8...

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