- Using the listed alternatives, prepare a comparative analysis for the following tooling problem: A total of 950 flange plates require four holes accurately drilled 90 degrees apart to mate with a connector valve. Which of the listed alternatives is the most economically desirable?
a. Have a machinist who earns $30 per hour lay out and drill each part at a rate of 2 minutes per part.
b. Use a template jig, capable of producing 50 parts per hour and costing S100, in the production department, where an operator earns $20 per hour.
c. Use a duplex jig, which costs $250 and can produce a part every 26 seconds, in the production department, where an operator earns $15 per hour