i am completely stuck on this problem, i cannot figure out all of the contraints or what Z is. can i have to equations for Z? i know how to do in solver but i just cant figure out out to fomulate the problem
Frandec Company manufactures, assembles, and rebuilds material handling equipment used in warehouses and distribution centers. One product, called a Liftmaster, is assembled from four components: a frame, a motor, two supports, and a metal strap. Frandecís production schedule calls for 5000 Liftmasters to be made next month. Frandec purchases the motors from an outside supplier, but the frames, supports and straps may either be manufactured by the company or purchased from an outside supplier. Manufacturing and purchase costs per unit are shown.
Three departments are involved in the production of these components. The time (in minutes per unit) required to process each component in each department and the available capacity (in hours) for the three departments are as follows.
capacity (in hours) for the three departments are as follows.