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Chapter 3 Assignment Best Bicycles Problem Best's Bicycles manufactures three different types of bikes: the Tiny Tike, the Adult Aere, and the Mountain Monger. Given the information in the table, calculate the required capacity for this year's preduction. Note that the times are given for assembly lines, so capacity calculations should be in terms of the number of lines necessary. Assume that Best Bicycles operates three shifts, each with 2,000 hours per year. Demand Fore- Processing Time .of Size Setup Time Bike cast (unils/year) (minutes/unit) (à of bikes) (minutes/setup) Tiny Tike 14,000 8 15 50 Adult Aemo 16,000 10 18 80 25 Mountain Monger 19,000 12 40 a. Determine the total setup time b. Determine the total operating time available c. Determine the number of assembly lines 1. Complete the problem attached above regarding Best's Bicycles Problem 2. Write a 2 page paper that summarizes the use of the following new product development method (using memo or APA format - use 2 external references): Stage-Gate Process - Review the Stage-Gate video and explanation of the process on pages 122-123 in the course text, then research at least 2 professional or peer- reviewed sources that provide an example of the development and commercialization of an innovative new product (example the Tesla auto in 2002). 3. Product and Service Process Matrixes Research the Product and Service Matrixes on pages 144 and 150, then research and develop a tablethat compares and contrasts the matrixes (at least 2 sources required). How are these matrixes similar and also different?

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(a) Setup time
Tiny bike: (14,000 / 15) x 50= 46,667
Adult Aero: 16,000 / 18) x 80= 71,111
Mountain Monger: (19,000 / 25) x 40= 30,400

Therefore;
Total setup time = 46,667 + 71,111 + 30,400 = 148,178

(b) Operating time available
Total operating time (minutes/year) = 3 shifts/day x 2,000 hours/shift x 60 minutes/hour
Total operating time (minutes/year) = 360,000 minutes/year

(c.) Number of assembly lines
Processing time = (14,000 x 8) + (16,000 x 10) + (19,000 x 12) = 500,000
Number of assembly lines = INT (Total process time + total setup time)/...

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