The shop wishes to hire new machinists. Three grades are available:
Expert Journeyman Apprentice
Experience 10 yr 6 yr 1 yr
Productivity 20 piece/day 16 piece/day 12 piece/day
Salary $80/day $60/day $40/day
Availability 2 7 9
The budget for the new machinists is $4000 per week (5-day week)
The shop wants a minimum of 60 man-years experience and wishes to maximize productivity
What machinists should they hire?
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