A furniture factory makes two types of wooden tables, large and small.
Small tables are made in batches of 100, and large tables are made in batches of 50. A batch includes a fixed setup time for the entire batch at each process step and a run time for each piece in the batch. Both large and small tables have the same processing times. The capacities of each process step are given, and apply to production of either type of table, as shown.
a. What is the capacity of the system, and what is the bottleneck?
b. What is the throughput time for batches of large and small tables?
c. When producing at a rate of six small tables per hour on average, how many tables will be in the system?

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