Planning Production of Concrete Products Using Linear Programming: A Case of Small Tile Cement Tile Factory
Linear programming (LP) is the most popular of the approaches, which was developed during World
War II, to make an optimal set of decision, it an attempts to maximize or minimize some objective.
The objectives of this study are to study the existing product portfolio and resource constraints of the
small tile factory in Amman, analyze existing profitability of tile, and formulate linear programming
model and suggest the suitable model to maximize the profit tile production. The study shows that
there are high demand for cement tile in Jordan due to rapid growth in building construction
activities, which is derived from the increased demand for apartments for housing which is generated
from the increase in population. Solving linear programming model that is formulated based on data
collected from the study sample and real factory shows that the production mixture of different tiles
products increases the monthly profit of the factory. Moreover, results simulate the real world
production of tiles that is the more demanded tile products are produced in great quantities.
Therefore, using linear programming model will increase the profit and optimizing the usage of