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Indomethicin MetaforminAmitriptyline Doxepin Codeine
Pounds made (lbs) 0 0 0 0 0
Labor (hrs) 6 5 4 3 2.5
Raw Material (lbs) 3.2 2.6 1.5 0.8 0.7
Sale price/lb $ 12.50 $ 11.00 $ 9.00 $ 7.00 $ 6.00
Unit cost/lb $ 6.50 $ 5.70 $ 3.60 $ 2.80 $ 2.20
Demand (lbs) 960 928 1041 977 1084
Unit profit/lb $ 6.00 $ 5.30 $ 5.40 $ 4.20 $ 3.80

Profit $ -
Labor Used 0 <= 4500 hrs
Raw Material Used 0 <= 1600 lbs

Companies often need to determine the quantity of each product to produce on a monthly basis. In it
simplest form, the product mix problem involves how to determine the amount of each product that s
be produced during a month to maximize profits. Product mix must usually adhere to the following
Product mix cant use more resources than are available.
Because demand for each product is limited, you dont want to produce more of it during a mon
demand dictates because the excess production is wasted (for example, a perish- able drug).

You now can identify the three components of the product mix Solver model:
Target cell: The goal is to maximize profit (computed in cell D13).
Changing cells: The number of pounds produced of each product is listed in the D4:I4 cell
Constraints: You have the following constraints:
Do not use more labor or raw material than is available. That is, the values in cells D15:D16
(the resources used) must be less than or equal to the values in cells F15:F16 (the available
Do not produce more of a drug than is in demand. That is, the values in the D4:I4 cells
(pounds produced of each drug) must be less than or equal to the demand for each drug
(listed in cells D9:I9).
You cant produce a negative amount of any drug.
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