Cupcake Assembly Line Paper


Design and balance an assembly line. Take the simple task of making
cupcakes, break the work up into stations, calculate cycle times for each station, balance the work load between
stations, and calculate the efficiency of the operation.

The steps for the assignment are below.

• Design an assembly line to manufacture cupcakes from scratch.

• Balance the assembly line.

• Measure the efficiency

The best way to do this is in Excel. Use cell borders and insert shapes to build the assembly line. Use the
math functions in Excel to balance your line and calculate efficiencies.
The final report should be in Word in APA format.

Use the following sections:

• Introduction – how to set up the line, what is done at each station and cycle time.

• Line Balance – How to balance the line

• Efficiency – provide and analyze the operational efficiency.