Using the Line Balancing Module you can review and make changes to the balance to achieve the required throughput.

Work elements can be moved between workstations; the number of operators at each workstation can be altered; a workstation can be added or deleted. At stations with more than one operator distribution of the work within the station can be analyzed to improve the station balance.

Line Balancing uses the data from one or many plans. Multiple parts can be balanced on the same line. Based on the times, the Line Balancing module retrieves all operations and their associated elements and displays a Yamazumi Chart showing the amount of time each part spends at each workstation.

Benefits

Balancing your line

When a production review indicates a need to modify the balance the editing functions within the Line Balancing module make it easy! You can move work elements via Yamazumi Chart drag & drop, or cut & paste, any associated work instructions, tools and materials will automatically move as well, station manning levels can be increased or decreased, workstations added or removed and allowances modified.

Balance Multiple Parts

Up to 20 parts on the same line.

Engineered Labor Standards

Station work content is based on accurate well engineered labor standards.

What If?

The Line Balancing module lets you evaluate multiple analysis to and predict the impact before implementing changes on the floor. EASE supports your lean manufacturing initiatives.

Export to Simulation

The export function allows the data to be imported into simulation software so you can ‘see’ the line balance running.

Features

Graphical Analysis


The Line Balance module uses all the Labor Standards for the part(s) being balanced and displays the balance in relation to the TAKT time (illustrated by the red line).

Line Balances can be viewed graphically by station against TAKT, Value-Added and Operations.

 

Linked Data


Elements can be moved, operators added to a station, stations added or deleted.

Moving the work also moves the data for associated Work Instructions, Tools, Materials, Control Plans, Notes and Video. Work can be dragged & dropped on the Yamazumi Charts or cut & paste.

 

What If Analysis?


Examples of multiple products being assembled on the same line.

Multiple balances can be tried, saved and compared in order to find optimal Line Balance. EASEworks provides you with the tools to create solutions to discover and realize optimal capacity.

 

Multi Model

Supports multiple models run on the same line.

 

Video

 

Each step can have its own video.

 

Integrated with planning and labor standards modules

Full integration with routings, process plans, labor standards and work instructions.

 

Complex, Multi Model Line Assembly

Industry - Motorcycle Manufacturer Challenge - Complex and varied products required a robust line balancing system. Solution - Implementation of Easeworks Line Balancing Module. Results - Effective line balancing system across multiple plants and continuing partnership with Ease that has lasted 16 years. Read more

Feature List

  • Based on engineered labor standards
  • Multi Operator
  • Balance between operators at the same station
  • Yamazumi Charts
  • Moving work, moves work instructions, tools, materials, control plans
  • Value Added by station
  • What if?
  • Balance Comparisons
  • Video
  • Multi Model

System Requirements

  • Database; SQL Server, Oracle or Access
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
 

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