I’m new to VSM and have encountered a problem in mapping a disassembly cell in my plant. There’s a tumbler machine which takes a load of 4 different products in different batch sizes and after the end of this process, each product diverts into multiple streams/processes.
To paraphrase, a single branch of the stream is multiplying into multiple…[Read more]
I’m having trouble with measuring cycle times and takt times for a value stream mapping. There’s a process (Oven Baking) which runs for 8 hrs. It is usually loaded with 4 different products (engines, pumps, cranks and bars) in fixed but different quantities.
Is Takt time only calculated for process and not product? If yes, how will the…[Read more]