Crash Cost Operation Management Help With Solution

Crash Cost Operation Management Help With Solution


  • Consider a project with the following activities. The normal duration and cost, crash duration and cost and the precedence of activity are:
Activity Dependency Normal time Crash time Normal cost Crash cost

(increase per day)

A Start 4 4 4000
B Start 8 6 8000 1500
C F, d, finish 3 3 600
D B 6 5 900 150
E Start 7 5 350 100
F A 15 12 9000 900
G B 12 10 1200 200
H G, finish 10 8 1000 150
J L, finish 5 4 1000 300
K E 9 7 900 150
L G & K 11 8 2200 350

fixed overhead cost per day is shs. 500.00
i) Show the ultimate crash duration
ii)  Find the optimal duration for the project
iii) Calculate the associated cost
A company buys 400 units of an item in a year at a cost of Shs. 5000 per item. The ordering cost is Shs 2000 per order and the carrying cost has being determined to be 20% of the cost of average stock. The company has received a 2% discount offer for the purchase of 100 units or more.

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  1. A filling station is being planned and it is required to know how many attendants will be needed to maximize earnings. From traffic studies it has been forecast that customers will arrive in accordance with the following table:

Probability of 0 customers arriving in any minute 0.72
Probability of 1 customer arriving in any minute 0.24
Probability of 2 customers arriving in any minute 0.03
Probability of 3 customers arriving in any minute 0.01
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Minutes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Probability 0.16 0.13 0.12 0.10 0.09 0.08 0.07 0.06 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.04
If there are more than two customers waiting, in addition to those being serviced, new arrivals
Drive on and the sale is lost.
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i. How many attendants are needed?

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