Question:-
Weekly production requirements of a product are 1000 items. The cycle time of producing one product on a machine is 10 minutes. The factory works on two shift basis in which total available time is 16 hours. Out of the available lime about 25% is expected to be wasted on break downs, material unavailability and quality related problems. The factory works for 5 days in a week. How many machines are required to fulfill the production requirements?
Option (A)
2
Option (B)
3
Option(C)
4
Option(D)
6
Correct Option:
(B)
Question Solution:
Hours utilized per day = 16 x (1-0.25)
= 16 x 0.75 = 12 hours
Hours utilized in week = 12 x 5 = 60 hours number of items produced on a machine
= {(60 x 60) / 10} = 360
Therefore number of machine of machines required
= (1000/360) = 2.77 @ 3
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