Reconsider Prob. 17.6-32.
(a) Formulate part (a) to fit as closely as possible a special case of one of the decision models presented in Sec. 26.4. (Do not solve.)
(b) Describe Alternatives 2 and 3 in queueing theory terms, including their relationship (if any) to the decision models presented in Sec. 26.4. Briefly indicate why, in comparison with Alternative 1, each of these other alternatives might decrease the total number of operators (thereby increasing their utilization) needed to achieve the required production rate. Also point out any dangers that might prevent this decrease.