System Duckstein Inc manufactures two types of aspirin plain and
System Duckstein, Inc., manufactures two types of aspirin: plain and buffered. It sells all it produces. Recently, Duckstein implemented a TOC approach for its Fort Smith plant. One binding constraint was identified, and the optimal product mix was determined. The following diagram reflects the TOC outcome:
Required:
1. What is the daily production rate? Which process sets this rate?
2. How many days of buffer inventory is Duckstein carrying? How is this time buffer determined?
3. Explain what the letters A, B, and C in the exhibit represent. Discuss each of their roles in the TOC system.
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