Author: Christine Farr


A company manufactures hair dryers. It buys some of the components, but it makes the heating element,which it can produce at the rate of 880 per day. Hair dryers are assembled daily, 248 days a year, at arate of 330 per day. Because of the disparity between the production and usage rates, the heatingelements are periodically produced in batches of 2,200 units.a. Approximately how many batches of heating elements are produced annually? (Round your answerto 2 decimal places.)Number of batchesb. If production on a batch begins when there is no inventory of heating elements on hand, how muchinventory will be on hand two days later?Number of inventoryc. What is the average inventory of elements, assuming each production cycle begins when there arenone on hand? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to thenearest whole number.)Average inventoryd. The same equipment that is used to make the heating elements could also be used to make acomponent for another of the firm’s products. That job would require four days, including setup. Setuptime for making a batch of the heating elements is a half day. Is there enough time to do this jobbetween production of batches of heating elements?YesNo

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