Familiar with the word “Bottlenecks” ??
This is common problem of production lines which have several dependent processes and link from one to the others. The reason is simple, due to different time required to complete the task.
The normal initial process that factories do is time study, capture the time of all processes and use this as the reference time for Line balancing. The questions:
- How accurate is the process of collecting the information? Are we sure the operators are performing their real skill when the data was captured?
- How can we be assured if the time represents the realistic figures?
- Line balancing is not only about eliminating bottlenecks, but also to minimize LOSS of unused minutes. Have we covered this area too?
Those are problems normally faced by factories, current conventional method is just not enough…
Skill-Math has the unique way of collecting time study data, just as advance as your mobile phone or computer tablet.
Method of doing Line Balancing is by adapting the most common practice of factories ie. Defining the expected output target, Skill-Math will calculate number of operators required for each process. On the opposite way, we can also do the line balancing based on number of operators on each sewing line. Optimize the line balancing and get info of unused minutes for all processes.