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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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Master Production Scheduling

The first input into a material requirements plan is the master production schedule (MPS), which details how many end items will be produced within specified periods of time. It breaks the sales and operations plan into specific product schedules. Figure 11.3 shows how a sales and operations plan at a furniture manufacturing firm for a family of chairs breaks down into the weekly MPS for each specific chair type (the time period can be hours, days, weeks, or months). The chair example demonstrates the following aspects of master scheduling:

Figure 11.3 MPS ...

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