NEED CASE ANSWERED BY 11/6 @ 5PM THANKS


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NEED CASE ANSWERED BY 11/6 @ 5PM THANKS . Susmar Shoes Inc..doc Integrated Case Study: Susmar Shoes Inc. Susmar Shoes Inc. manufactures and supplies three types of shoes (A, B and C) to several customers against specific orders. The products are similar with some minor design differences. These products require the same basic raw materials and are processed on the same set of machines. DEMAND The orders are received by the marketing department and are cumulated into three categories (A, B and C). The demand forecast for year 2011 is given in Table 1. Produc t A B C Jan 7 4 3 Table 1: Demand for 2011 in Thousands of Units Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct t 8 7 5 3 5 9 10 12 15 5 4 3 2 3 5 6 8 9 3 3 2 1 1 4 4 5 6 Nov Dec 10 6 4 8 4 3 RAW MATERIAL The amount of raw material required for each product is the same. Therefore, it may be assumed that one unit of raw material is required for each one unit of finished product. The cost of raw material is $ 6.00 per unit. The ordering cost is $ 1,500 per order and the inventory carrying cost is $ 0.15 per unit per month. The lead time for receiving the material is one month. This means that an order placed in any month will be received in the following month. Production suffers if there is not enough material in stock. There is no provision for staggered deliveries. In addition to the basic raw material, the cost of other supplies is $ 1.00 per unit of finished product. Currently, there are 15,000 units of raw material in stock and there are no outstanding orders. There is no constraint on the warehouse capacity and, therefore, any amount of raw material and/or finished product can be stored. PRODUCTION CAPACITY Only one product can be produced at a time and it costs $ 900.00 to change the set-up from one product to the other. The production department can work in a single shift or two shifts. The single shift capacity is 10,000 units per month which can be increased to 12,000 per month by producing 2,000 units during overtime. The two shift capacity is 19,000 units. There is no provision of overtime in two shifts. It costs $ 4,000 to go from one shift to two shifts and $ 3,000 to go from two shifts to a single shift in addition to the cost of changing the operating level. Operating levels can be changed in rounds of 1,000. This means that plant can operate at any level like 7,000, 8,000, 14,000 etc. There is no cost of changing operating level up to 1,000 units, However, it costs $ 600.00 per thousand units for changing capacity (up or down) if change is for more than 1,000 units. For example, it will cost $ 1,200.00 and $ 1,800.00 to change capacity by Page 1 of 4 2,000 and 3,000 units respectively. If the plant is operating below capacity then idle machine cost is estimated at $ 250.00 per thousand units of idle capacity. The operating level in December 2010 was 10,000 in a single shift and the production sequence was B-C-A. FINISHED PRODUCT Finished units are delivered to customers at the end of each month. The selling price per unit is $ 17.00. The inventory carrying cost per unit per month is $ 0.25 based on the end of month inventory. Any raw material and finished stock left at the end of December 2011 will be valued at $ 6.00 and $ 12.00 per unit respectively. Penalty for late delivery is $ 1.00 per unit per month. Direct labor cost is $ 2.00 per unit during regular time. Overtime cost is 50% more. Plant overheads are estimated to be 200% of the direct labor cost. Currently, there are no finished units in stock and there is also no backlog. Working on the Case The students can work individually or in teams of no more than five students in a team. Only one submission is required per team. Write names of all team members on the submission. Solution The objective is to maximize profit at the end of December. The following decisions are to be made in each month Number of shifts (1 or 2) Operating level (can be changed in rounds of 1,000 only)

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