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One of PLE’s manufacturing facilities produces metal engine housings from sheet metal for both mowers and tractors. Production of each product consists of five steps: stamping, drilling, assembly, painting, and packaging to ship to its final assembly plant.
The production rates in hours per unit and the number of production hours available in each department are given in the following table:
Department
Mower Housings
Tractor Housings
Production Hours Available
Stamping
0.03
0.07
200
Drilling
0.09
0.06
300
Assembly
0.15
0.10
300
Painting
0.04
0.06
220
Packaging
0.02
0.04
100
In addition, mower housings require 1.2 square feet of sheet metal per unit and tractor housings require 1.8 square feet per unit, and 2,500 square feet of sheet metal is available.
Assignment:
The company would like to maximize the total number of housings they can produce during the planning period.
Formulate and solve a linear optimization model and recommend a production plan.
Illustrate the results visually to help explain them in a presentation to Ms. Burke. In addition, conduct whatever what-if analyses (e.g., run different scenarios and apply parameter analysis) you feel are appropriate to include.
Summarize your results in a well-written report.