The production schedule at Mazda calls for 1,200 Mazdas to be produced during each of 22 production

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The production schedule at Mazda calls for 1,200 Mazdas to be produced during each of 22 production days in January and 900 Mazdas to be produced during each of 20 production days in February Mazda uses a kanban system to communicate with Gesundheit, a nearby supplier of tires. Mazda purchases four tires per vehicle from Gesundheit. The safety stock policy variable, α. is 0.15. The container (a delivery truck) size is 200 tires. The average waiting time plus materials handling time is 0.16 day pet container. Assembly lines are rebalanced at the beginning of each month. The average processing time per container In January is 0.10 day. February processing time will average 0.125 day per container. How many containers should be authorized for January? How many for February?


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