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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonabgood View Post
    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:

    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
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    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.
    Last edited by mr fantastic; December 17th 2009 at 04:40 PM.
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