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Applied Operations Management - Line Balancing And Facilities Location - Revised

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This Line Balancing and Facilities Location course introduces the learner to the uses of understanding the layout of your operations.
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    2-3 Hours
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This course will familiarize you with the process of line balancing in lean manufacturing. This involves assigning tasks to workstations, to ensure they have approximately equal time requirements. Line balancing is very useful in removing potential bottlenecks within a process.

You will be introduced to the concept of line balancing and explore terminology associated with it, such as task precedence, cycle time and task times.

You will then learn to work with heuristics in line balancing problems, such as the longest path in the network and the shortest processing time. You will also learn about cycle time, how cycle time determines the rate of output and the maximum time allowed at each workstation before the work moves on.

Then you will learn about quantitative methods like the p-median model, which accurately recreates many real-world situations, such as the location of public or industrial facilities, warehouses and more.

This course will be of interest to professionals working in the area of lean production and operations management who want to learn more about their line of work, and to all learners who would like to investigate these important aspects of operations management.

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Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the line balancing problem
  • Describe qualitative factors in determining the location of facilities
  • Describe quantitative methods such as the p median model
  • Describe heuristics such as shortest processing time (SPT) and the longest path in the the network for solving the line balancing problem

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