## ECON 350 – What are the minimum and maximum cycle

ECON 350 – What are the minimum and maximum cycle
An assembly line with 17 tasks is to be balanced. The longest task is 2.4 minutes, and the total time for all tasks is 18 minutes. The line will operate for 450 minutes per day.

a. What are the minimum and maximum cycle times? (Round your answers to 1 decimal place.)

Minimum cycle time ____minutes

Maximum cycle time _____minutes

b. What range of daily output is theoretically possible for the line?(Round your answers to 1 decimal place. Enter the smaller value in the first box and the larger value in the second box.)

Range of output ___ to___ units/day

c. What is the minimum number of workstations needed if the maximum output rate is to be sought? (Round up your answer to the next whole number.)

Minimum number of workstations

d. What cycle time will provide an output rate of 125 units per day? (Round your answer to 1 decimal place.)

Cycle time ______ min/cycle

e. What output potential will result if the cycle time is (1) 9 minutes? (2) 15 minutes?

Cycle Time Potential Output

(1) ____ ____Units

(2) ____ ____units