# Constraints in Word Problems

• Dec 16th 2009, 04:51 PM
jonabgood
Constraints in Word Problems
A sheet company produces standard and luxury sheets. Retail 80 and 145 respectively. Cost of materials 25 and 45 respectively.
Three production depts:
10 cutters
150 machinists
40 packers
The factory works 37.5 hr weeks.

Labor is as follows for standard and luxury respectively:

Cutting 0.25 and 0.375 w/charge per hour 40
Machining 2.50 and 6.25 w/charge per hour 8
Packing 1.25 and 1.25 w/charge per hour 12

How do I find the constraints?
Any assistance is greatly appreciated as this is greek to me.

Thanks!
Extremely Frustrated
• Dec 17th 2009, 04:14 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by jonabgood
A sheet company produces standard and luxury sheets. Retail 80 and 145 respectively. Cost of materials 25 and 45 respectively.
Three production depts:
10 cutters
150 machinists
40 packers
The factory works 37.5 hr weeks.

Labor is as follows for standard and luxury respectively:

Cutting 0.25 and 0.375 w/charge per hour 40
Machining 2.50 and 6.25 w/charge per hour 8
Packing 1.25 and 1.25 w/charge per hour 12

How do I find the constraints?
Any assistance is greatly appreciated as this is greek to me.

Thanks!
Extremely Frustrated

First, what does:

Quote:

Cutting 0.25 and 0.375 w/charge per hour 40
Machining 2.50 and 6.25 w/charge per hour 8
Packing 1.25 and 1.25 w/charge per hour 12
mean?

CB
• Dec 17th 2009, 01:26 PM
jonabgood
Apparently, I have done everything correctly, but my solver in excel is not working correctly.

I walked through the entire problem with a friend by phone last night.

No help is needed - thanks anyway.