Consider the following master schedule record for Vaxidene:

a. Complete the master schedule record.
b. Suppose a hospital in the Tucson area calls and says it is facing an epidemic of bacterial meningitis. It needs 2,000 doses as soon as possible. Assuming that Baxter can make no changes to the master production schedule quantities or orders booked, how quickly can it get the hospital the 2,000 doses? Be specific with regard to what quantities Baxter can ship and when.
c. Suppose the hospital says it needs the doses now, not in three weeks. What steps could
Baxter Pharmaceuticals take to deal with this emergency? Who would Baxter need to talk to?
After graduating from college, you take a job with Baxter Pharmaceuticals. You are made the product manager for Vaxidene, a new vaccine used to fight bacterial meningitis. The bill of material (BOM) for a single 4-milligram dose of Vaxidene follows:

Each dose is actually a mixture of three proprietary compounds, called compounds X, Y, and Z.
It takes one week to mix them together to make doses of Vaxidene. You also have the following information:
• Compound X is made up of two chemicals (A and B) and takes one week to synthesize (i.e., lead time = 1 week).
• Compound Y is made up of two chemicals (A and C) and takes one week to synthesize.
• Compound Z is made up of two chemicals (C and D) and takes one week to synthesize.
• The lead times for chemicals A through D are all one week.

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