As the Cottrell Bicycle Co of St Louis completes plans
As the Cottrell Bicycle Co. of St. Louis completes plans for its new assembly line, it identifies 25 different tasks in the production process. VP of Operations Jonathan Cottrell now faces the job of balancing the line. He lists precedence’s and provides time estimates for each step based on work-sampling techniques. His goal is to produce 1,000 bicycles per standard 40-hour workweek.


(a) Balance this operation, using various heuristics. Which is best and why?
(b) What happens if the firm can change to a 41-hourworkweek?
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