HW 1 dsc - Sarah Lowery October 23, 2011 951010439 HW #1 1....

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Sarah Lowery October 23, 2011 951010439 HW #1 1. What’s the number of automatic lathes required to meet the demand for both products? We need to produce at least 50 batches of Product A and 80 batches of Product B to meet demand for the year, ignoring the capacity cushion. With the capacity cushion in mind, we need to produce 5,000 units of Product A and 15,000 units of Product B; this means we need at least 63 batches of Product A and 100 batches of Product B. The processing time we need for Product A is 12,500 hours and 30,000 hours for Product B. The set up time needed for Product A is 1,134 hours and 2,400 hours for Product B. The number of automatic lathes required to meet the demand for both products is 11.5 machines, rounding up we get 12 machines. 2. The company can increase the batch size of product B to reduce the number of setups. What is the minimum batch size of product B that leads to a capacity requirement of 12 lathes or less? Increasing the batch size of Product B to 300 units will reduce the number of setups and will lead to a capacity requirement of 12 lathes or less. 3. The company can decrease the capacity cushion. At what cushion level the demand can be met with the current capacity of 12 lathes? At a 15% cushion level, the demand can be met with 12 lathes. For Product B, we need 13,800 units, which will take 27,600 hours to process and 2,208 hours to setup. For Product A, we need 4,600 units, which will take 11,500 hours to process and 1,035 hours to setup. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course DSC 335 taught by Professor Tolgaaydinliyim during the Spring '10 term at University of Oregon.

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HW 1 dsc - Sarah Lowery October 23, 2011 951010439 HW #1 1....

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