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Auflegger, Inc., manufactures a product that experiences the following activities (and times): Required: 1. Compute the MCE for this product. 2. A study lists the following root causes of the inefficiencies: poor quality components from suppliers, lack of skilled workers, and plant layout. Suggest a possible cost reduction strategy, expressed as a series of if-then statements that will reduce MCE and lower costs. Finally, prepare a strategy map that illustrates the causal paths. In preparing the map, use only three perspectives: learning and growth, process, and financial. 3. Is MCE a lag or a lead measure? If and when MCE acts as a lag measure, what lead measures would affect it?

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ISBN: 9781305970663
Chapter 13, Problem 25P
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Auflegger, Inc., manufactures a product that experiences the following activities (and times):

Chapter 13, Problem 25P, Auflegger, Inc., manufactures a product that experiences the following activities (and times):

Required:

  1. 1. Compute the MCE for this product.
  2. 2. A study lists the following root causes of the inefficiencies: poor quality components from suppliers, lack of skilled workers, and plant layout. Suggest a possible cost reduction strategy, expressed as a series of if-then statements that will reduce MCE and lower costs. Finally, prepare a strategy map that illustrates the causal paths. In preparing the map, use only three perspectives: learning and growth, process, and financial.
  3. 3. Is MCE a lag or a lead measure? If and when MCE acts as a lag measure, what lead measures would affect it?

1.

To determine

Calculate the MCE for the product.

Explanation of Solution

Manufacturing cycle efficiency: Manufacturing cycle efficiency is a measure of Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing system and it expresses the time spent in value-added activities as a percentage of total cycle time or it is defined as processing time divided by the sum of the inspection time, waiting time, processing time and move time.

Calculate Manufacturing cycle efficiency:

Manufacturingcycleefficiency}=Processingtime(Processingtime+Inspectingtime+Reworktime+Movingtime+Waitingtime+

2.

To determine

Suggest a possible cost reduction strategy, expressed as a series of if-then statements and prepare a strategy map that using the three perspectives learning and growth, process and financial.

3.

To determine

State whether MCE is a lag measure or lead measure.

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