Jill Nicholas is concerned about BackPack’s corporate image and has decided against using hires and fires. Instead, she has asked you to consider a chase aggregate plan using the current workforce supplemented by either overtime or undertime to change capacity to match demand exactly. She has asked for the following information from you:
(a) How many production hours would be required each period to produce the exact quantity needed?
(b) How many regular-time production hours are available each period?
(c) How many overtime production hours would be needed each period?
(d) Show what would happen if this plan were implemented.
(e) Calculate the costs associated with this plan.
(f) Evaluate the plan in terms of cost, customer service, operations, and human resources.