Part 1: Widgetco is making a prototype of a new product. The product consists of two subassemblies. Before building either subassembly, the firm must purchase raw materials and train workers. Before the subassemblies can be combined, subassembly 2 must be inspected. The following table describes the project:
|C||Make Subassembly 1||A, B||8|
|D||Make Subassembly 2||A, B||7|
|E||Inspect Subassembly 2||D||10|
|F||Combine Subassemblies||C, E||12|
|G||Subassembly 2 Safety Report||E||6|
How quickly can Widgetco complete this project?
Part 2: Management imposes a deadline of 25 days to complete the project. Fortunately, each of activities may be shortened by up to 5 days at the following cost per day:
What is the cheapest way for Widgetco to complete the project in 25 days?