What It Means To Be The
By Megan Markja
A Bottleneck is the part of a process that causes the entire processs to slow down or stop
A workstation is the bottleneck if...
1. It has the highest total time per unit processed when one employee is currently working at each station
2. It has the highest average utilization and total workload
Utilization = Available Time/Total Time Per Unit
Imagine you have a pizza shop..
And there are three main jobs assigned to ONE employee at each
1. Form the pizza from raw ingredients
2. Cook the pizza
3. Deliver it to the customer
It takes 10 minutes to put the ingredients together
15 minutes to cook the pizza
And 20 to deliver it to the customer
Which is your bottleneck?
Of course delivering it to the customer because that part of the process takes the longest
This was just a simple example, but i hope you get the idea
Now you know how to find
Based on Process Time