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Task 8.7: Calculate Required Bins

Calculate the number of required bins for the Batch Size and for the Kanban Supermarket. We have standardized the bin size at 40 pieces per bin. Divide the Batch Size by 40 and round up to calculate the number of Run Quantity bins needed, and double that to estimate the number of Supermarket bins needed.

That’s it! Use these results in your Conceptual Line Design layout, without worrying for the moment about the actual size or floor space needed. Note that some pieces require some grinding, so the GRIND process will also need to be co-located near the MOLD process.