The Cranston Telephone Company employs workers who lay telephone cables and perform various other construction tasks. The company prides itself on good service and strives to complete all service orders within the planning period in which they are received.
Tutor 10.4 in MyLab Operations Management provides another example for practicing sales and operations planning using a variety of strategies.
Each worker puts in 600 hours of regular time per planning period and can work as many as an additional 100 hours of overtime. The operations department has estimated the following staff requirements for such services over the next four planning periods:
Planning Period ...