Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity*** Original work with
answers*** Introduction and conclusion paragraphs consisting of 4 to 5
complete sentences. Label each part and Plagiarism report must be
attached*** Read in full before answering questions!!!! The file is attached…..Al
Beck, president of Beck manufacturing, wants to determine the capacity
of his facility, which produces steering gears for auto manufacturers.
He has asked you to sort through the data and determine the capacity of
the system and how that capacity may be increased. The operation is a
product layout that produces large numbers of nearly identical products.
The process includes milling, grinding, boring, drilling, and
assembling, in that order. Each finished product requires one operation
on each type of machine. For example, each finished part is processed on
one of the five milling machines, one of the seven grinding machines,
etc.The facility runs two 8-hour shifts per day, with a third
shift for maintenance. The industrial engineering department has
provided you with the following data on present operations. In addition,
you have been told that assembly operations, while not unlimited, can
be easily changed to meet the need.Calculate the capacity of each machine center and the capacity of the system.Analyze where the focus of the companys efforts
should be if Beck wants to expand capacity. Determine how much
extra capacity he can get without causing another operation to
become the bottleneck.Suggest ways Beck can expand capacity without purchasing new equipment.
Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of
bullet points) and supported with the concepts outlined in your text
and additional scholarly sources.
Submit your three- to four-page paper (not including the
title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to
APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center and must cite at
least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.