A 10 assembly line has an ideal cycle time of 5 seconds. All stations breakdown with a probability of 0.002. It takes 5 minutes to correct a fault when a stoppage occurs. Using lower bound approach,
Calculate the following:
a) How long would it take for this assembly line to meet a demand of 1000 products?
b) How many pieces of raw material will be required to order to produce 1000 products? Explain your answer.