Location Decisions

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Location Decisions

 

A manufacturer of oak barrels has factories in an area at the location coordinates provided in the following table. Each coordinate unit represents approximately 10 miles. The yearly demand at each factory is also given.

Factory                Demand               X-Coordinate     Y-Coordinate

Manchester       14,000                   80                           60

Fayetteville        17,000                   60                           10

Columbia             5,000                     30                           90

Lawrenceburg   3,000                     30                           20

 

 

Management has decided to build a new factory to supply raw material to these factories. The location of the new factory should be central to the existing factories.

 

Respond to the following in a Microsoft Excel worksheet:

*What should be the map coordinates of the new factory? Graph the locations of the four factories and the proposed raw material factory.

*Is the location of the proposed raw material factory where you expected it to be based on the coordinates of the other factories? Why or why not?

*What is the main contributing factor leading to the location of the proposed raw material factory?

 

Support your responses with examples.

 

Needs in-text citations and full references listed and cite any sources in APA format. Also, if possible to use some information from  Title:  Opreations Management, Author:  Jay Heizer; Barry Render, Edition / Copyright:  10, Publisher:  Prentice Hall PTR

 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria    Maximum Points

Calculated the map coordinates of the new factory.        10

Graphed the locations of the four factories and the proposed raw material factory.         15

Analyzed and justified whether the location of the proposed raw material factory is where you expected it to be based on the coordinates of the other factories.  10

Analyzed the main contributing factor leading to the location of the proposed raw material factory.         10

Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format.             5

Total:     50

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