Muir Manufacturing produces two popular grades of commercial carpeting
among its many other products.
In the coming production period, Muir needs to
decide how many rolls of each grade should be produced in order to maximize
Each roll of Grade X carpet uses 50 units of synthetic fiber, requires 25
hours of production time, and needs 20 units of foam backing.
Each roll of Grade
Y carpet uses 40 units of synthetic fiber, requires 28 hours of production time,
and needs 15 units of foam backing.
The profit per roll of Grade X carpet is $200 and the profit per roll of Grade Y
carpet is $160.
In the coming production period, Muir has 3000 units of synthetic
fiber available for use.
Workers have been scheduled to provide at least 1800
hours of production time (overtime is a possibility).
The company has 1500 units
of foam backing available for use.
Develop and solve a linear programming model for this problem. Use
Management Scientist to solve. Explain the results.