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Optimal allocation of jobs to machines

Fibrous Incorporated makes products from rough tree fibers. Its product line consists of five items processed through one of five machines. The machines are not identical, and some products are better suited to some machines. Given the following production time in minutes per unit, determine an optimal assignment of product to machine:
Machine
Product A B C D E
1 17 10 15 16 20
2 12  9 16  9 14
3 11 16 14 15 12
4 14 10 10 18 17
5 13 12  9 15 11

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Steps for allocation of jobs to machines

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