Hi there,

Hopefully this will be an easy one for somebody to explain. I understand how to do critical path for figures like below, however I've completely forgotten how to determine the sequence of products manufactured.

I believe there was a simple way of doing it, I did know before but it's gone from my mind somehow.

Question: Mass production company of replica masterpieces - commissioned to print and frame different paintings. Each type of painting requires a different type of frame. The company wishes to execute this commission as quickly as possible and has estimated the times for printing and framing as follows.

In what order should the company manufacture the products to minimize total production time?

Then it asks how long the process will take (requires critical path work) which I believe I can do, but can't do this until I know how to come up with the right sequence.

Should know this in case it comes up in my forthcoming exam. I appreciate the help!

Thanks