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# linear programming model to compute an optimal production policy

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Part I
During the next four months Shoeco must meet, on time, the following demands for pairs of shoes: 300 in month 1; 500 in month 2; 100 in month 3; and 100 in month 4. At the beginning of month 1, 50 pairs of shoes are on hand, and Shoeco has three workers. A worker is paid \$1500 per month. Each worker can work up to 160 hours a month before he or she receives overtime. A worker may be required to work up to 20 hours of overtime and is paid \$25 per hour for overtime. It takes four hours of labor and \$5 of raw material to produce a pair of shoes. At the beginning of each month workers can be hired or fired. Hiring costs are \$1600 per worker and firing costs are \$2000 per worker. At the end of each month, a holding cost of \$30 is charged for each pair left in inventory. Production in a given month can be used to meet that months demand. Use LP to determine an optimal production and labor policy.

Part II
Assuming backlogs are allowed and that it costs \$25 for each pair backlogged, adjust the above model to include that aspect.

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