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Learning Curves
CHAPTER 7S
LEARNING CURVES
PROBLEMS
P1.
Solve the following exercises by referring to Table 7S I in your textbook.
a.
In the production of cargo planes, an 80 percent learning curve is experienced.
It takes 2,000
direct labor hours to produce the first plane.
Estimate the direct labor hours required to
produce the 10th plane.
b.
In the above case, estimate the total direct labor hours required to produce the first 10 planes.
c.
In the construction of tract houses, a 90 percent learning curve is experienced.
It takes 3,000
direct labor hours to construct the first house.
Estimate the direct labor hours required to
construct the 15th house.
d.
In the above case, estimate the total direct labor hours required to construct the
first 6 houses.
P2.
The Emperor Shipyards Co. has a contract to build 20 identical oil tankers.
The production
manager believes that an 85 percent learning curve is appropriate for direct labor time.
The
wages of the workers average $12.00 per hour, with fringe benefits of 30 percent.
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course TOM 301 taught by Professor Williamcosgrove during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly Pomona.
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