Cost of non-bottlneck activity

Cost of non-bottlneck activity
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  • Cost of a non-bottleneck
  • I wonder what the cost of non-bottleneck activity is?
  • 5 min
  • Idle time is the time associated with waiting, or when a piece of machinery is not being used but could be.
  • 5 min
  • 15 min
  • Machine 4 is a non-bottleneck machine and has an idle time of 10 minutes.
  • Each of the non -bottle neck machines take 5 minutes to produce one unit.
  • 5 min
  • 5 min
  • The cost of a non-bottleneck activity is not as significant as the cost of a bottleneck activity.
  • Since the bottleneck is at Machine 3, we cannot get any additional throughput from Machine 4.   Therefore the cost of non-bottleneck activity is 0.
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