Natural Furniture Company manufactures three outdoor products, benches, chairs, and tables. Every product must pass by the following departments before it is shipped: sanding, sawing, assembly, and painting. The time requirements (in hours) are concise in the tables below.The production time available in every department every week and the minimum weekly production must to fulfill contracts are as follows:
The production manager has the responsibility of specifying production levels for each product for the coming week.
A. Formulate as a problem to maximize profit.
B. The objective function is:
C. What mix of products would yield maximum profit?
D. Summarize your approach to this problem in a 1-2 page paper. What techniques from the course/text did you apply to solve Natural Furniture Company's production output? Explain why you chose that approach.