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COMM 204 Logistics and Operations Management, Spring 2019, Assignment 1 Notes: 1. Team-based; due January 30 (Wednesday, beginning of the class); 2. Please type your answers and hand-in your hard copy. Q1. Consider a production process of product A that consists of four tasks, T1, T2, T3, and T4 There are four workers, each in charge of one task (see the flowchart below T1T2T3T4 Unit load: 2 min 10 min 8 min 5 min Resource: Worker 1 Worker 2 Worker 3 Worker 4 (a) Find the theoretical flow time and the process capacity rate (per hour). Identify the task(s) (b) The plant manager has hired a new worker who can do exactly what worker 2 can do. How (c) Following question (b), for each days operation, find on average the number of hours that that might be blocked or starved. many units of product A can this plant now produce each day (assume a daily 8-hour shif)? worker 4 is idle (assume there are work-in-process queues between two tasks, such that each day the process starts from where it stops at the end of the shift the day before).

How to solve the questions (b) & (c)?

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