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Up, Up, and Away is a producer of kites and wind socks. Relevant data on the bottleneck operation in the shop for the upcoming fiscal year are given in the following table:

                                                                                                                              

  

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Item

Kites

Wind Socks

Demand forecast

28 comma 00028,000

units/year

10 comma 00010,000

units/year

Lot size

1515

units

7070

units

Standard processing time

0.30.3

hour/unit

1.01.0

hour/unit

Standard setup time

3.0 hours/lot

4.0 hours/lot

The shop works two shifts per day, 8 hours per shift,

200200

days per year. Currently, the company operates four machines, and desires a 25 percent capacity cushion. How many machines should be purchased to meet the upcoming year's demand without resorting to any short-term capacity solutions?

The number of additional machines required is

_______.

(Enter

your response rounded up to the next whole

number. )

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