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QUESTION 12

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company of six departments has the following closeness factors and current locations of departments. Assume rectilinear distance. Which pair of departments has the greatest weighted-distance score?

 1 2 3 4 5 6

 Department pair Closeness factor 1,2 10 1,3 9 1,4 8 1,5 7 1,6 5 2,3 4 2,4 3 2,5 2 2,6 1 3,4 8 3,5 7 3,6 5 4,5 4 4,6 3 5,6 2

 1, 2 3, 6 3, 4 5, 6 2, 4

5 points

QUESTION 13

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1.       A company of six departments has the following closeness factors and current locations of departments. There are two alternative configurations.  Assume rectilinear distance. Which configuration has the lowest weighted-distance score?

 initial configuration 1 2 3 4 5 6

 Alternative 1 5 2 3 4 1 6

 Alternative 2 1 2 3 4 6 5
 Department pair Closeness factor 1,2 10 1,3 9 1,4 8 1,5 7 1,6 5 2,3 4 2,4 3 2,5 2 2,6 1 3,4 8 3,5 7 3,6 5 4,5 4 4,6 3 5,6 2

 Current configuration Alternative 1 Alternative 2 Both the current and alternative 2

5 points

QUESTION 14

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A company is considering two options for the production of a part needed downstream in the manufacturing process. Particulars are as follows:

 Specialized automation Fixed Costs = \$10,000 / month Variable Cost / Unit = \$2 General automation: Fixed Costs = \$4,000 / month Variable Cost / Unit = \$6

What is the monthly break-even quantity for choosing between the two automation approaches?