(solution) A key hospital supplier, IVs Plus (IVP) located in Salina, KS

(solution) A key hospital supplier, IVs Plus (IVP) located in Salina, KS

A key hospital supplier, IVs Plus (IVP) located in Salina, KS sells IV tubing and stands to hospitals and clinics.  Sales have picked up ever since they introduced their newest ?Squeaky Clean? IV stand, which eliminates all oils and germs left behind by users.  Though IVP sells these stands all year long, they sell the most during the summer months, when end-of-fiscal year purchases are at a peak.  The demand over the next 12 months is shown in the table below.  Use the demand forecasts and determine the lowest cost production plan.