A manufacturer of printed circuit boards has a design capacity of 1000 boards per day. The effective capacity, however, is 700 boards per day. Recently, the production facility has been producing 950 boards per day. Compute the design and effective capacity utilization measures
The town barber shop can accommodate 35 customers per day. The manager has determined that if two additional barbers are hired, the shop can accommodate 80 customers per day. What are the design and effective capacities for the barber shop?
The design and effective capacities for a local emergency facility are 300 and 260 patients per day, respectively. Currently the emergency room processes 250 patients per day.
What do the design and effective capacity utilization measures tell you?
David's Sport Supplies is a store that sells sports equipment and gear for teenagers and young adults. David's is in the process of assigning the location of storage areas in its warehouse to minimize the number of trips made to retrieve needed items.
Given in the table below are the departments that need to be located, the number of trips made per week for each department, and the area needed by each department.
Trips to and
1. Baseball equipment
2. Football gear
3. Hockey equipment
4. Basketball equipment
5. Sports clothes
Which location scheme is the best?
MMS Associates is a telecommunications service provider. The company is currently redesigning its main office to accommodate six newly hired salespeople. Some of the salespeople are expected to work in teams, so office assignments are very important. The table below presents the from–to matrix showing the expected frequency of contacts between members of the new sales staff.
This block plan shows the assigned office locations for the six sales members.
Michael Marc, the President of MMS Associates, is considering an alternative plan