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TOC Problems and Introduction to Linear Programming

Provided by James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida

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Citation: Martin, J. R. Not dated. TOC problems and introduction to linear programming.  Management And Accounting Web. https://maaw.info/TOCProblemsIntroToLP.htm

Problem 1: TOC Company produces two products, Y and Z that are processed in four departments, A, B, C and D. Product Y requires three types of materials, M1, M2 and M4. Product Z requires two types of materials, M2 and M3. Required: Find the constraint and the product mix needed to maximize throughput. TOC Problem 1

Problem 2: Hart Furniture Company produces two products, End Tables and Sofas that are processed in five departments, Saw Lumber, Cut Fabric, Sand, Stain, and Assemble. End tables are produced from raw lumber. Sofas require lumber and fabric. Glue and thread are plentiful and represent a relatively insignificant cost that is included in operating expense. Required: Determine the optimum product mix with overlapping constraints. TOC Problem 2

Problem 3: Buffa Company produces two products, X and Y that are processed in two departments, A and B. Determine the optimum product mix with overlapping constraints. TOC Problem 3

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