Ma85 problem: linear programming – harrington corporation

MA85 Problem: Linear Programming – Harrington Corporation


The Harrington Corporation manufactures and sells three products: anchor bolts (A), bearings (B), andcasters (C). There are 150 direct labour hours available. Machine hour capacity allows 100 anchor boltsonly; 50 bearings only; 40 casters only; or any combination of the three that does not exceed the capacity.Data associated with the products follow:

Selling Variable Cost Fixed Cost Direct Labour  Product Price Per Unit Per Unit Hours Per Unit 

A $4.00 $1.00 $2.00 2B 3.50 0.50 2.00 2C 6.00 2.00 3.00 3

 Required –

a. Develop the objective function to maximize the total contribution margin from Harrington’s three products. b. Develop the direct labour hour constraint.c. Develop the machine hour constraint