Integral Logistics Management — Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies

4.8.3 Exercise: Basic Process Analysis (BPA) and Manufacturing Processes in the Company-Internal Layout

Intended learning outcomes: Describe the basic process analysis (BPA) using the example of an aluminum frame. Present in detail the company-internal layout using this example process.

Figure shows the company-internal layout at Pedal Works Company, a bicycle manufacturer.

Fig.        Company-internal layout with an example process.

Based on the basic process analysis shown in Figure, pencil in the paths an aluminum bicycle frame will take through the layout.

Solution: Compare your results to the result in Fugure

Fig.        Basic process analysis of an aluminum frame

Course section 4.8: Subsections and their intended learning outcomes