In MikesBikes Introduction you are notified through the Production screen when required production exceeds available Factory Capacity:
Increasing your company’s Factory Capacity is done through the Factory Capacity menu (under the Operations top-menu, available from year 3 of the simulation).
Buying or Selling Factory Capacity
Click on either “Buy” or “Sell” and then enter the amount of Standard Capacity Units (SCU) you wish to either purchase or sell.
Each unit of SCU that you purchase will cost you $200. So if you purchase 1,000 addition SCU this will cost you $200,000.
How much SCU do I need?
If your production requirements already exceed available Factory Capacity, the decision screen will inform you the quantity of SCU required:
Calculating Required SCU Manually
A manual calculation can also be made using the following formula:
Total SCU required = Planned Production x SCU required per unit / Efficiency%
- Road Bikes require 1 SCU per unit to produce
- Mountain Bikes require 0.50 SCU per unit to produce
- Kids Bikes require 0.25 SCU per unit to produce
Note: You can reduce the amount of wastage in your factory by investing more in Efficiency.