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# MT2_ISE514F06_solution - ISE 514 GEZA BOTTLIK MIDTERM NO. 2...

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ISE 514 Fall 2006 GEZA BOTTLIK MIDTERM NO. 2 11/02/06 Problem No. 3 How applicable is the theory of constraints to the case of problem one and why? For TOC to be applicable, we need at least a moderately dominant bottleneck, or at the most two heavily loaded machines. In this case the loadings are 12,14,14,13 and 13 – all practically even, making TOC pretty useless.(10 points) Problem No. 4 Imagine that the factory in problem 1 was substantially larger than our sample problem (e.g. 20 jobs) and you chose to schedule one of the machines first and completely. What practical methods are available to you to do this? State their advantages and disadvantages. (15 points) The problem states that the objective function is not specifically defined, but wants tardiness and inventory reduced. In order to actually solve the problem, one would have to define the objective function. Assuming that it would have to contain both F and T, we could use the following methods:

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## This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course ISE 514 taught by Professor Bottlik during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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