Herrick Foods Company wishes to introduce packaged trail mix as a new product. The ingredients for the trail mix are seeds, raisins, flakes, and two kinds of nuts. Each ingredient contains certain amounts of vitamins, minerals, protein and calories; the marketing department has specified the product be designed so that a certain minimum nutritional profile is met. The decision problem is to minimize the product cost and determine the product composition – that is, by the choosing the amount of each ingredient in the mix. The data shown below summarize the parameters of the problem.
SEEDS RAISINS FLAKES PECANS WALNUTS
10 20 10 30 20 16 Minerals
5 7 4 9 2 10 Protein 1 4 10 2 1 15 Calories 500 450 160 300 500 600 Cost/Pound($) 4 5 3 7 6
Locklear Communications operates a regional call center where the workday is broken down into six 4-hour shifts, and each operator works two consecutive shifts. The table below describes staff requirements on each shift:
40 50 12
The call center’s manager wishes to assign operators to the six available starting times so that the...
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