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Posted by: Techian

06/18/2003, 07:50:39

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1)Is there a Standard Process in Estimating the cost to assemble a Cover Transmission Chain Assembly?
This is an Assembly composed of 10 different parts.
The quantity is low, hence Automation is ruled out.
No sample Part Available. Only Blue print available.

2) What is the best way to estimate (Cycle Time+Set Up Time) an Assembly using Manual Labor and simple fixtures?

3)Any Suggestions/recommendations to Estimate Assembly Process.

Thank You,
Techian







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Posted by: prop154

07/02/2003, 07:13:37

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You will need to know how many shifts and operators required to meet production, along with any conusmables you may need.

2) I would suggest using a celluar set-up and incorporate flexable manpower (example set up the process with four people producing 10 units per day. then if needed you can drop your staffing to 2 people at 5 units per day). Also make sure you get accurate cycle times you will need to establish a good takt-time in order to eliminate non-value added movements

 

Hope this helps.







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Posted by: RKimball

06/18/2003, 23:21:18

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Techian,
Sorry, but the best way I have ever found is to have enough experience and knowledge of the job to be able to faithfully act out the process from start to finish at your desk with a watch ticking. If this is a lengthly process you can mentally divide it into what you consider equal parts then time one part and multiply by the number of parts. Accuracy is dependant on your ability to act out and prorate the additional processes in. This is a skill!

good luck
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