Airvent Fan Case

After you read the Airvent Fan Company case, prepare an “as is” value stream map for the
Airvent fan company. Based on your analysis, answer the following questions:
a. Based on its’ current capacity, could Airvent Fans meet the 2017 demand?
b. If there is no addition to capacity, can Airvent Fans meet the forecast production targets
in 2018 and 2019?
c. In 2020 the forecast demand is expected to reach 1.2MM fans. Based on your as is
analysis, will the company be able to meet demand? What suggestions would you offer
so that the company could meet demand?

  1. Calculate the takt time for each of the production scenarios (2017, 2018, 2019 and
    2020) compare that to the “as is” takt time.
  2. Prepare a table that calculates the takt time for each step in the fan production process.
    Compare the required takt time (2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) with the takt time for each
    step. What steps exceed the required takt time for each forecast production level?
  3. Use exhibits 5 & 7 of the case to help organize your value stream map diagram

Sample Solution