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We have a process shown in the right figure. (M1 M4 are the names for four machines. The numbers are activity times in minutes). Consider a schedule: schedule a job on M1 every 8 minutes, starting at time 0; schedule a job on M2 every 4 minutes starting at time 0. Jobs finished on M1 go to M3; jobs finished on M2 go to M4. The Gantt chart for the first 6 jobs is below M1 M3 8 6 M2 M4 4 1 2 3 45 78 9101112 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 M1 M2 M3 M4 You can extend the above chart as needed a) Find the WIP on each machine and complete the below table Machine WIP (units) M1 M2 M3 M4 Total WIPb) What is the average throughput time, i.e., flow time? Hint: Every 8 minutes, 3 jobs come to the process (t job to M1, 2 jobs to M2) To get the average TPT, you need to calculate the throughput time for each of the three jobs and then do an average. Do not round your answer.) c) Is the process demand- or supply-constrained? What is the flow rate under the given schedule (in units/hour)? d) What is the actual cycle time under this schedule (in minutes)?

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