assigment-2 solutions - Problem Set 2 1. Plastic Year 1...

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Problem Set 2 1. Plastic Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Demand for plastic sprinklers 97 115 136 141 Percentage of capacity used 48.5% 57.5% 68.0% 70.5% Machine requirements .485 .575 .680 .705 Labor requirements 1.94 2.30 2.72 2.82 Bronze Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Demand for bronze sprinklers 21 24 29 34 Percentage of capacity used 58.3% 66.7% 80.6% 94.4% Machine requirements 1.75 2.00 2.42 2.83 Labor requirements 3.50 4.00 4.84 5.66 2. Requirements for plastic remain unchanged. Bronze Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Demand for bronze sprinklers 32 36 41 52 Percentage of capacity used 88.9% 100.0% 113.9% 144.4% Machine requirements 2.67 3 3.42 4.33 Labor requirements 5.33 6 6.84 8.67 It is obvious that not enough capacity is available after year two to meet the increased demand. AlwaysRain will have to consider purchasing additional machines for the bronze operations.
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3. No. An additional machine will provide enough capacity cushion until the third year. AlwaysRain must consider additional ways of meeting the fourth year demand. This can include purchasing or
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