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Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains, 12th Edition by Larry P. Ritzman, Manoj K. Malhotra, Lee J. Krajewski

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Scheduling

Scheduling is the last step in Figure 10.2. It takes the operations and scheduling process from planning to execution, and is where the “rubber meets the road.” This important aspect of supply chain management is itself a process. It requires gathering data from sources such as demand forecasts or specific customer orders, resource availability from the sales and operations plan, due dates for resource or material requirements from resource planning activities, and specific constraints to be reckoned with from employees and customers. It then involves generating a schedule for the supply of resources or materials to meet the needs determined in resource planning. Here we cover job and facility scheduling, workforce scheduling, job ...

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