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A dental practice has two primary types of patients. Patients needing fillings and patients needing tooth cleaning.
The data for each resource pool is given below. Assume the patient mix is: 40% x-ray $ 60% whiting
You can complete the table below to do the calculations for the product mix in the following questions.
|Load||Load||40/60||Resource Unit||Units in||Capacity of|
|Resource||(min/patient)||(min/patient)||Mix||(Patient /||Load||Resource||Resource Pool|
|Pool (p)||Cleaning||Filling||(min/patient)||minute)||Batch||Pool (cp)||(patient/minute)|
a. In the scenario above, what is the bottleneck resource for the specified product mix, (40%, 60%) for this office?
|Load||Load||40/60||Capacity||Units in||Capacity of|
|Resource||(min/patient)||(min/patient)||Mix||Resource Unit||Load||Resource||Resource Pool|
|Pool (p)||Cleaning||Filling||(min/patient)||(Patient /minute)||Batch||Pool (cp)||(patient/minute)|
Note that the capacity of the Dental Technician pool is the lowest and hence this is the bottleneck resource.
Flow rate is 2 patients per hr. = 0.0333 patients per minute
So, utilization of the dentists = 0.033 / 0.059 = 56.67%
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