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MyLab Operations Management Resources

  1. Explain how the concept of dependent demand in material requirements planning is fundamental to resource planning.

See the subsection “Dependent Demand,” pp. 451452, which shows how continuous independent demand can lead to lumpy requirements for dependent demand. Then, a separate system, called material requirements planning (MRP), is needed to manage dependent demand situations.

  1. Describe a master production schedule (MPS) and compute available-to-promise quantities.

The section “Master Production Scheduling,” pp. 453456, shows you how firms break down a production plan into more detailed schedules. Understand the key relationships between ...

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