Studi Kasus Dry Ice Inc and Hot Shot Plastic

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Operations Management
1. DryIce Inc. Is a manufacturer of air conditioners that has seen its demand grow significantly. They anticipate nationwide demand for the year 2001 to be 180,000 units in the South, 120,000 units in the Midwest, 110,000 units in the East, and 100,000 units in the West. Managers at DryIce are designing the manufacturing network and have selected four potential sites – New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and San Diego. Plants could have a capacity of either 200,000 or 400,000 units. The annual fixed costs at the four locations are shown in Table below, along with the cost of producing and shipping an air conditioner to each of the four markets. Where should DryIce build its factories and how large should they be? | |New York |Atlanta |Chicago |San Diego | |Annual fixed cost of 200,000 |$6 million |$5.5 million |$5.6 million |$6.1 million | |plant | | | | | |Annual fixed cost of 400,000 |$10 million |$9.2 million |$9.3 million |$10.2 million | |plant | | | | | |East |$211 |$232 |$238 |$299 | |South |$232 |$212 |$230 |$280 | |Midwest |$240 |$230 |$215 |$270 | |West |$300 |$280 |$270 |$225 |

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There were two alternative production capacities in four location to fulfill the demand from east, south, Midwest and west. The decision will be depend on the Solver calculation result. For the capacity, the higher one as the first option. |  |New York |Atlanta |Chicago |San Diego | |Annual fixed cost of 200,000 plant |$6,000,000 |$5,500,000 |$5,600,000 |$6,100,000 | |Annual fixed cost of 400,000 plant |$10,000,000 |$9,200,000 |$9,300,000 |$10,200,000 |

|Cost producing and shipping | | | | |From/To |New York |Atlanta |Chicago |San Diego | |East |$211 |$232 |$238 |$299 | |South |$232 |$212 |$230 |$280 | |Midwest |$240 |$230 |$215 |$270 | |West |$300 |$280 |$270 |$225 |

|Capacity |New York |Atlanta |Chicago |San Diego | |Alternative A |200,000 |200,000 |200,000 |200,000 | |Alternative B |400,000 |400,000 |400,000 |400,000 | | | | | | | |Demand |East |South |Midwest |West | | |110,000...
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