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Task 1.1: Calculate Daily Volume By Product

A Mixed-Model Line Design is based on each product’s daily designed volume. Since the line can adjust production mix and volume daily, you will divide each product’s forecast annual volume by factory working days.

Calculate the VOL for each product in the table below, dividing the forecast annual volume by the number of working days in a year – in this Exercise, 240 days per year. Your goal is to design the line to meet demand with one working shift wherever possible. Some resources will need to work more than one shift in order to meet demand. Enter your results in the VOL Daily column; do not round results.

Part NumberDescriptionForecast Annual VolumeDesigned Volume VOL (Daily)
DR12Drill13,440 
DR54Drill20,160 
DR11Drill15,600 
SD04Belt Sander768 
CS87Circular Saw15,360 
OS31Orbital Sander18,240 
OS01Orbital Sander1,920 
CH96Chain Saw12,960 
CH09Chain Saw11,040