Cost Analysis Benefits For Multitasking

Factors to consider when calculating the cost benefit of a shift to multitasking instead of multiple machine tools include all of the following:

  • Burden rate reductions
  • Workholding cost reduction
  • Reduced in-process inventory
  • Reduced personnel allocation for setup
  • Reduced tool duplication from machine to machine
  • Reduced part movement, increased safety
  • Conducive to automation