A company is in the business of machining parts that go through various work centers. Suppose work center A feeds work center B with parts. The following times (in minutes) are given for each work center.
A standard kanban container holds 50 parts that are transferred from work center A to work center B. The demand rate at work center B is four parts per minute.
a. How many kanban containers are needed for this situation?
b. If move time is cut in half, what does this do to the number of containers needed? How much will this change reduce inventory?

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