Togo makes riding lawn mowers and tractors. The company’s expected quarterly demand is given below in the chart.  The company will have 300 mowers in inventory at the beginning of the month and desires to maintain at least that number at the end of each month.  Below is other critical data:
Production cost per unit = \$225
Inventory Carrying cost per quarter per unit = \$50 (based on ending inventory)
Hiring Cost per worker = \$450
Firing cost per worker = \$800
Beginning # of workers = 50
Each worker can produce 110 units per quarter
Complete the tables and calculate the cost of the two plans
LEVEL Plan

Quarter

Demand

Regular Production

Ending Inventory

Workers Required

Hire

Fire

1

5000

2

9000

3

7000

4

9000

Total

30,000

CHASE PLAN

Quarter

Demand

Regular Production

Ending Inventory

Workers Required

Hire

Fire

1

5000

2

9000

3

7000

4

9000

Total

30,000

Which plan do you recommend and why?
Assignment 3
Calculate the processing load, available capacity, and develop the load profile for the stereo speaker subassembly.  Two employees work the assembly process for 40 hours each.
b. Prepare a load profile chart from this data.
c. As the planner, what concerns do you have and what changes would you make if any?

Part   Name:  Stereo speaker

Processing   Time =
20 minutes

Week

Week

Week

Week

Week

Week

Week

Week

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Planned Order Releases

220

190

210

270

210

190

240

200