## Illinois Furniture, Inc., produces all types of office furniture. The “Executive Secretary” is a chair that has been designed using ergonomics to provide comfort during long work hours. The chair sells for $130. There are 480 minutes available during the day, and the average daily demand has been 50 chairs. There are eight tasks: Task Performance Time Task Must Follow (mins) Task Listed Below A 4 B 6 7 A, B 6 6 D UW UI F 8 E 8 E 6 F, G This exercise only contains parts b, c, d, e, f, and g. b) The cycle time for the production of a chair = minutes (round your response to two decimal places). b) The cycle time for the production of a chair = 8.89 minutes (round your response to two decimal places). c) The theoretical minimum number of workstations = 6 (round your response up to the next whole number). d) The assignment of tasks to workstations should be: (Hint: Number workstations sequentially in terms of precedence relationships and combine any applicable tasks.) Task Workstation Number A Station 1 B Station 2 с Station 3 D Station 4 E Station 5 F Station 6 G Station 7 H Station 8 Were you able to assign all the tasks to the theoretical minimum number of workstations? No e) For this process, the total idle time per cycle = 14 minutes (enter your response as a whole number). f) The total actual idle time at all workstations over the course of an 8-hour work day for the process = minutes (round your response to two decimal places).

EXPERT ANSWER b) Cycle time = Available time / Required production = 480 / 50 = 9..60 minutes c) Sum of the task times = (4+6+7+6+6+8+8+6) = 51 minutesCycle time = 9.6 minutes So, the theoretical minimum number of stations = 51/9.6 = 5.3 i.e. 6 stations d) Task Workstation # A Station-1 B Station-2 C Station-3 D …