Use the following data to solve the first seven problems.
1. The BackPack Company produces a line of backpacks. The manager, Jill Nicholas, is interested in using a level aggregate plan. Inventories and back orders will be used to handle demand fluctuations. She has asked you to develop such a plan.
2. Jill has decided that the BackPack Company must have very good customer service. She has asked you to develop a level aggregate plan using inventories but not back orders. All demand must be met each period. You must:
3. Although the BackPack Company has always used a level aggregate plan, Jill is interested in evaluating chase aggregate plans also. She has asked you to calculate how many hires and fires would be necessary to adjust capacity to meet ...