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WorkStudy: what factors should i take into account while deciding how many operators to assign to each machine?

for example,for a job that has three parts and only one part requires using the machine,is it best to assign just one operator for all three parts of the job,or two, or three operators (one for each part).(with one operator,the machine will be idle for a while,with three operators, the men will be idle for some time.) i know that i should take into account the operators' wages and the cost of the machine (electricity,...),but what other factors should i take into account?

Asked By: Ellz - 4/28/2011
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Your question is far to vague. There are machines like printing presses and furnace heaters that take a long time to make ready to work, which other machines like drills are ready in an instant.
Answered By: Brendan - 4/28/2011
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