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The flowing jobs are waiting to be processed at Rick Carlson’s machine center. Carlson’s machine center has a relatively long backlog and sets fresh schedules every 2 weeks, which do not disturb earlier schedules. Below are the jobs received during the previous 2 weeks. They are ready to be scheduled today, which is day 241 (day 241 is a work day). Job names refer to names of clients and contract numbers.


(a) Complete the table below. (Show your supporting calculation.)
(b) Which dispatching rule has the best score for flow times?
(c) Which dispatching rule has the best score for utilization metric?
(d) Which dispatching rule has the best score for lateness?
(e) Which dispatching rule, would you select? Support yourdecision.


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