Up. Up and Away is a producer of kites and wind socks. Relevant data on a bottleneck operation in the shop for the upcoming fiscal year are given In the following table: /
The shop works two shifts per day, 8 hours per shift, 200 days per year. Currently, the company operates four machines, and desires a 25 percent capacity cushion, how many machines should be purchased to meet the upcoming year’s demand without resorting to any short term capacitysolutions?