Solved Problem 4

  1. An electronics manufacturer must expand by building a second facility. The search is narrowed to four locations, all of which are acceptable to management in terms of dominant factors. Assessment of these sites in terms of seven location factors is shown in Table 13.3. For example, location A has a factor score of 5 (excellent) for labor climate; the weight for this factor (20) is the highest of any.

    Table 13.3 Factor Information For Electronics Manufacturer

    Factor Score for Each Location

    Location Factor

    Factor Weight

    A

    B

    C

    D

    1. Labor climate

    20

    ([0-9]+)

    5

    4

    4

    5

    2. Quality of life

    16

    2

    3

    4

    1

    3. Transportation system

    16

    3

    4

    3

    2

    4. Proximity to markets

    14

    5

    3

    4

    4

    5. Proximity to materials

    12

    2

    3

    3

    4

    6. Taxes ...

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