Location Factor Weight Abbeton and Dunnville

Problem 1. Arsenal Electronics is going to construct a new $1.2 billion semiconductor plant and has selected four towns in the Midwest as potential sites. The important location factors and ratings for each town are as follows:
Scores (0 to 100)
Location FactorWeightAbbetonBaysideCane CreekDunnville
Work ethics0.1880907075
Quality of life0.1675859590
Labor laws/unionization0.1290606070
Infrastructure0.1060506070
Education0.0880908595
Labor skill and education0.0775657080
Cost of living0.0670808575
Taxes0.0565705560
Incentive package0.0590957080
Government regulations0.0340506555
Environmental regulations0.0365607080
Transportation0.0390809580
Space for expansion0.0290959090
Urban proximity0.0260907080
 
Recommend a site based on these location factors and ratings.
 
Problem 2.
Sawyer Furniture is one of the few remaining domestic manufacturers of wood furniture. In the current competitive environment, cost containment is the key to its continued survival. Demand for furniture follows a seasonal demand pattern with increased sales in the summer and fall months, culminating with peak demand in November.
The cost of production is $16 per unit for regular production, $24 for overtime, and $33 for subcontracting. Hiring and firing costs are $500 per worker. Inventory holding costs are $20 per unit per month. There is no beginning inventory. Ten workers are currently employed. Each worker can produce 50 pieces of furniture per month. Overtime cannot exceed regular production. Given the following demand data, use Excel Solver to design an aggregate production plan for Sawyer Furniture that will meet demand at the lowest possible cost.
Input:Beg. Wkrs10Regular$16Hiring$500
Units/wkr50Overtime$24Firing$500
Beg. Inv.0Subk$33Inventory$20
 
Problem 3.
Complete the following MRP matrix for Item X. Determine when orders should be released and the size of those orders.
Item: XLLC: 0Period
Lot Size: Min 50LT: 212345678
Gross Requirements 25305625100403020
Scheduled Receipts 50
Projected on Hand30
Net Requirements
Planned Order Receipts
Planned Order Releases
Release orders in periods 1 through 5 for quantities of 50, 50, 56, 50, and 50 respectively.
 
Problem 4.
Fibrous Incorporated makes products from rough tree fibers. Its product line consists of five items processed through one of five machines. The machines are not identical, and some products are better suited to some machines. Given the following production time in minutes per unit, determine an optimal assignment of product to machine:
Machine
ProductABCDE
11710151620
212916914
31116141512
41410101817
5131291511
 
 
 
Problem 5.
The following probabilistic activity time estimates are for a CPM/PERT network.
Time Estimates (days) Time Estimates (days)
ActivityambActivityamb
1126711.52
21358135
335109115
4361410249
524911123
623712111
Determine the following:
a.Expected activity times is in Mean column
b.Earliest start and finish times
c.Latest start and finish times
d.Activity Slack
e.Critical Path
f. Expected Project duration and standard deviation.

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