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    Hartley's furniture:Sensitivity analysis problem

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    Week 7

    Hartley's makes furniture. The time required for each item is listed below.
    Find the mix of products and sensitivity report to make the highest profit for Harley's.

    Chairs Tables Bookcases Available
    Assembly (minutes) 40 80 50 8100
    Finishing (minutes) 20 30 30 4500
    Wood (pounds) 10 80 50 9000
    Unit profit $125 $360 $300

    a. If the profit per table increases by , will this change the optimal
    production numbers? What can does the sensitivity report say about
    changes in the total profit?

    b. Suppose the profit per table increases by $90 and the profit per
    bookcase decreases by $50. Will this change the optimal
    production quantities? What can be said about the change in
    total profit?

    c. Suppose a worker calls in sick so 8 fewer hours are now
    available in assembly. How much would this affect total profit?
    Would it change the optimal production quantities?

    d. Why is the shadow price for the wood constraint = 0?

    e. If a new worker is hired to split their time between
    assembly and finishing. What is the best way to split
    the time or does it matter?

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