Text of the exercise:

There is a distributed car manufacturing organization, with 4 production sites located in:

 

 

The models of cars produced (subdivide between luxury car and compact car) are 6:

For the next year are expected 2 new models:

 

The carís production is distributed as following:

Car Model

Pittsburgh

Clinton

Pocahontas

Florissant

Total for car

Car Frenchie

200.000

100.000

-

-

300.000

Car Ago

100.000

100.000

-

-

200.000

Car Panettone

-

-

-

200.000

200.000

Car Edsil

150.000

-

100.000

-

250.000

Car Lupo

-

-

 

100.000

100.000

Car Berto

-

-

250.000

-

250.000

New Car Gabry

-

(200.000)

-

-

(200.000)

New Car Strega

-

-

-

(150.000)

(150.000)

Total for site

450.000

400.000

350.000

450.000

1.650.000

 

The cars are produced with the following flow chart:

 

On the line frame the chassis is assembled with tires and engine.

The engine assembling is done only in the site of Florissant. The other production sites buy directly the engine already assembled.

The auto body is produced through the phases of stamping, welding and painting.

On the line box the auto body is assembled with console and seats.

There is a final assembling line for to put together the parts which exit from the line frame and from line box.

 

For to become simpler the exercise, each car model is composed by only 6 components (chassis, tires, engine, auto body, console, seats).

Some components are bought at the external of the factory (chassis, tires, engine (excluded the Florissant site), console, seats); instead the auto body is produced at the internal of the factory.

The components bought at the external of the factory, are subdivide in 3 categories:

Car Model

Chassis

Tires

Engine

Console

Seats

Car Frenchie

Chassis_B

Tires_A

Engine_A

Console_A

Seats_A

Car Ago

Chassis_B

Tires_B

Engine_B

Console_C

Seats_B

Car Panettone

Chassis_B

Tires_B

 

Console_B

Seats_B

Car Edsil

Chassis_B

Tires_B

Engine_B

Console_C

Seats_B

Car Lupo

Chassis_B

Tires_A

 

Console_A

Seats_A

Car Berto

Chassis_B

Tires_B

Engine_B

Console_B

Seats_B

New Car Gabry

Chassis_B

Tires_A

Engine_A

Console_A

Seats_B

New Car Strega

Chassis_B

Tires_B

 

Console_C

Seats_A

 

To produce the auto body, is necessary to buy steel which can be of:

The assembly of the engine is made only in the Florissant site, and all the pieces necessary are supplied directly by one factory.

 

Car Model

Engine

Auto body

Car Frenchie

 

Steel_A

Car Ago

 

Steel_B

Car Panettone

Mix_A

Steel_A

Car Edsil

 

Steel_B

Car Lupo

Mix_A

Steel_A

Car Berto

 

Steel_B

New Car Gabry

 

Steel_A

New Car Strega

Mix_A

Steel_B

 

Summarizing, in the system there are the following 13 components:

The are 15 suppliers (from SUP_1 through SUP_15) of components situated in:

 

 

Each supplier produces the components as follow:

Supplier

Product

Product

Product

SUP_1

Tires_A

Tires_B

 

SUP_2

Steel_B

   

SUP_3

Console_A

Console_B

Console_C

SUP_4

Seats_B

   

SUP_5

Engine_A

Mix_A

 

SUP_6

Engine_A

Engine_B

 

SUP_7

Seats_A

   

SUP_8

Tires_A

Tires_B

 

SUP_9

Engine_A

   

SUP_10

Seats_A

   

SUP_11

Steel_A

Steel_B

 

SUP_12

Console_C

   

SUP_13

Mix_A

   

SUP_14

Tires_B

   

SUP_15

Engine_B

   

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