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Backyard Equipment manufactures garden tillers, leaf blowers, and lawn mowers for home use in a mixed model assembly line. Annual demand is estimated as 4500 for garden tillers, 3000 for leaf blowers, and 9000 for lawn mowers. The plant is currently operating one shift at an overtime schedule of 25 days per month. Backyard is pursuing the lean principles of uniform production and mixed model assembly.
a. Determine a mixed model production sequence that satisfies the goals of smoothing component production and assembling a variety of products each sequence.
b. How many times would the designed sequence be repeated per day to meet demand?



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