Introduction to Line Balancing Using Precedence Diagram

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Identifying what is meant by line balancing and its importance, define cycle time and output rate and calculate their value for any process.

Drawing a precedence diagram out of a system inputs.

Defining idle time, efficiency, minimum number of workstations and calculating each of them. Also, learn how to assign tasks to each workstation.

Clock1.5 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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In this 1-hour 30-minutes long project-based course, you will learn how to o define what is meant by cycle time and how to calculate it, draw a precedence diagram for your given process and calculate the idle time for this process, you will be able to calculate the efficiency of the system and the minimum number of workstations and how to assign tasks to these workstations, by applying all of these you will create a complete line balancing system. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Project ManagementOperations ManagementMathematical Optimization

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Calculating Cycle time and output rate for a given system.

  2. Drawing a precedence diagram out of a system inputs.

  3. Calculating Idle time, efficiency, minimum number of workstations

  4. Assigning tasks to each workstations

  5. Making a complete line balanced system with all the needed calculations and displaying it using precedence diagram.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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