• 1. The link to downloadISCOM 305 Week 4 IndividualAssignment Business ProcessImprovementTaylor Inc. manufactures widgets. There is a particular assembly line forWidget X. This assembly line includes the assembly of various raw materials,subassemblies, and packing of the finished widget. Currently, approximately27% of the total labor time is utilized in walking by assembly line personnel toobtain the needed parts required to accomplish their assigned tasks. Theaveragehourly cost, including all benefits, is $43 per hour. Seventeen people arerequired on the assembly line. Lifting containers that weigh approximately 42pounds is required in several of the respective tasks. The current output offinished widgets is 208 per 8-hour shift. The company incurs an average offour worker’s compensation claims per year in back injuries due to lifting. Anaverage claim equals $109,000 and the employee is out for an average of 280hours. The injured worker must be replaced to sustain production.By improving the physical layout, productivity may be improved andworker’s comp claims reduced. Two layouts have been proposed.Alternative One reduces wasted motion (walking) to 1% of total labor used onthe assembly line. Physical lifting is reduced to no morethen 12 pounds. Six people will be required on the assembly line. Productivityin finished goods per 8-hour shift will increase to 392. It is anticipated thatworker’s comp claims will be reduced to .3 per year; however, a capitalinvestment of $1.3 million is required in robotics and mobile storage carts.Usefullifeoftheequipmentis 7 years.Alternative Two reduces wasted motion to 7% of total labor time whilephysical lifting is reduced to no more then 23 pounds. Nine people arerequired to staff the assembly line. Productivity will be288 widgets per 8-shift. Worker’s comp claims are estimated at 1.9 per year.Capital investments are $967,000 with a useful life of 5 years for theequipment.
  • 2. Evaluate Taylor Inc. operations-management processes to help themmaximize labor productivity based on the scenario above. Management forTaylor Inc. would also like you to suggest alternative management techniquesto improve productivity.Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® (with a transcript of your presentation in thespeaker notes) that provides justification for the particular alternative youselect. As part of your justification, provide· A cost-benefit matrix that compares the alternatives and calculates the totalcost per unit for each.· The effects each alternative will have on productivity.
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  • 1. The link to downloadISCOM 305 Week 4 IndividualAssignment Business ProcessImprovementTaylor Inc. manufactures widgets. There is a particular assembly line forWidget X. This assembly line includes the assembly of various raw materials,subassemblies, and packing of the finished widget. Currently, approximately27% of the total labor time is utilized in walking by assembly line personnel toobtain the needed parts required to accomplish their assigned tasks. Theaveragehourly cost, including all benefits, is $43 per hour. Seventeen people arerequired on the assembly line. Lifting containers that weigh approximately 42pounds is required in several of the respective tasks. The current output offinished widgets is 208 per 8-hour shift. The company incurs an average offour worker’s compensation claims per year in back injuries due to lifting. Anaverage claim equals $109,000 and the employee is out for an average of 280hours. The injured worker must be replaced to sustain production.By improving the physical layout, productivity may be improved andworker’s comp claims reduced. Two layouts have been proposed.Alternative One reduces wasted motion (walking) to 1% of total labor used onthe assembly line. Physical lifting is reduced to no morethen 12 pounds. Six people will be required on the assembly line. Productivityin finished goods per 8-hour shift will increase to 392. It is anticipated thatworker’s comp claims will be reduced to .3 per year; however, a capitalinvestment of $1.3 million is required in robotics and mobile storage carts.Usefullifeoftheequipmentis 7 years.Alternative Two reduces wasted motion to 7% of total labor time whilephysical lifting is reduced to no more then 23 pounds. Nine people arerequired to staff the assembly line. Productivity will be288 widgets per 8-shift. Worker’s comp claims are estimated at 1.9 per year.Capital investments are $967,000 with a useful life of 5 years for theequipment.
  • 2. Evaluate Taylor Inc. operations-management processes to help themmaximize labor productivity based on the scenario above. Management forTaylor Inc. would also like you to suggest alternative management techniquesto improve productivity.Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® (with a transcript of your presentation in thespeaker notes) that provides justification for the particular alternative youselect. As part of your justification, provide· A cost-benefit matrix that compares the alternatives and calculates the totalcost per unit for each.· The effects each alternative will have on productivity.
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