CHAPTER 15

Operations Planning

CRITICAL QUESTIONS

After going through this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • Why do organizations engage in operations planning?
  • What are the steps involved in an aggregate planning exercise?
  • What are the alternatives available to an organization to modify demand and supply?
  • What are the generic strategies adopted in an aggregate planning exercise?
  • What are the heuristic and optimal methods used for solving the aggregate operations planning problem?
  • What is master operations scheduling (MOS)? How is it related to aggregate operations planning?

 

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