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Write a short technical report by considering this scenario (making and justifying assumptions as necessary):
Automotive Supplier of headlights (plant focused on supporting a single brand with 6 different model variants); annual production is ~350k vehicles per year (x2 headlights); four different light options per model variant; ~30 components per headlight with 80% overlap; much of the assembly is manual; this is a new plant start up (new OEM product line)
What information is needed to decide whether to manually or automatically assembly the products?
Assuming values for the needed information, what decision would you recommend (at a system level) for manual/automated assembly?
How sensitive is this decision to the assumed values?
What other considerations would be relevant, in your opinion, and why?