Ops 571 Week 2 Individual Assignment

Morning Process Analysis
OPS 571

Morning Process Analysis
After one week of data collection and analysis there are several indications of tasks for further refinement and testing. This paper contains analysis the data collected and applies changes to the flowchart regarding the sequence of tasks. Based on the new process consideration of learning curve theory is applied to ensure maximum process improvement and effectiveness.
Data Analysis

The primary observation from the data collected is the large periods consumed by two tasks in the process. The longest task to complete is emptying the dishwasher. The time taken to complete this specific task is so large that in the original process flowchart it was divided into two sections around other tasks to ensure a minimal loss of value-added time. The time it takes to complete this task is also highly variable going from 1244 seconds on one day to 447 seconds on another day, depending on the size of the load and the progress of air-drying time.
The second primary observation from the data collected is the additional time required to fulfill tasks that result from a decision point such as ironing clothes. On the days when these tasks were absent, the total time to complete the process was 2,654 seconds compared to 3,500 seconds on days when these tasks were required. This change in total time accounted for an increase of more than 25% to the total time required to complete the process.
Conclusions from the Data Collected
To facilitate a change to the...