Lean manufacturing is concerned with eliminating wastes. List 8 types of these wastes.

Question 1:

  1. a) What are the objectives of facilities planning?
  2. b) Lean manufacturing is concerned with eliminating wastes. List 8 types of these wastes.


Question 2:

  1. a) Draw the multicolumn process chart for the three products.
Part No. Routing (Operation Sequence)


  1. b) From-To chart for Products X, Y & Z.
Part No. Quantity per Day Weight in kgs Total Weight (kgs) Relative Importance
X 300 1 300 3.0
Y 100 1 100 1.0
Z 200 1 200 2.0



Question 3:

A company produces screwdrivers represented in figure. 3.1. The main operation sequence for the tool is shown in figure 3.2, and figure 3.3 (for the handle). A hydraulic press is used for the assembly of the tool and handle. Use the information given to develop the operations chart for the screwdrivers shown in figure 3.1.


Question 4:

If each machine in the line should accomplish only a single operation, the following is required:

  1. a) Conduct the line balancing.
  2. b) Determine the number of machines required at each operation.
  3. c) Calculate the line efficiency.


Question 5:

In an attempt to find an efficient arrangement of the departments of the repair center, carry out the following:

  1. a) The activity relationship diagram.
  2. b) The activity relationship worksheet.
  3. c) The dimensionless block diagram.
  4. d) One flow analysis (flow shown on the dimensionless block diagram) for appliances and one flow analysis for the clients.


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