Choosing the Optimal Product Mix with a Constrained Resource and a Demand Constraint
Billings Company produces two products, Product Reno and Product Tahoe. Each product goes through its own assembly and finishing departments. However, both of them must go through the painting department. The painting department has capacity of 2,460 hours per year. Product Reno has a unit contribution margin of $120 and requires five hours of painting department time. Product Tahoe has a unit contribution margin of $75 and requires three hours of painting department time. There are no other constraints.
Assume that only 500 units of each product can be sold.
1. What is the optimal mix of products? If required, round your answers to the nearest whole number.
Optimal MixReno unitsTahoe units
2. What is the total contribution margin earned for the optimal mix?