Assembly Line Systems
An assembly line is a production process that breaks the manufacture of a good into steps that are completed in a pre-defined sequence. Assembly lines were one of the earliest enablers of mass production and remain one of the best methods to scale up production in many industries. An assembly line allows a manufacturer to accept more orders and increase output beyond what was possible before. At the factory level, the world-class value for line efficiency is equal or superior to 65 percent. This is an average for all assembly lines operated by a factory, with high-volume lines achieving above 80 percent efficiency and high-mix lines in the 60 percent range.