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Intermediate-range capacity planning Usually covers a period of 12 months. Short range Intermediate range Long range Now2 months1 Year Aggregate Planning

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Long-range plans –Long term capacity –Location / Layout Intermediate plans (Aggregate Planning) –Manpower Utilization regular time, overtime –Outsourcing Buying from a third party –Inventory carrying product for latter periods –Backlog satisfying the demand of the earlier periods –Hiring and layoff Short-range plans (Scheduling) –Job assignments –Machine loading Overview of Planning Levels

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Aggregate planning is a big picture approach to production planning. It is a production plan to meet the demand throughout the year. It is not concerned with individual products, but with a single aggregate product representing all products. For example, in a TV manufacturing plant, the aggregate planning does not go into all models and sizes. It only deals with a single representative aggregate TV. Such an aggregate TV may even does not exist in reality. All models are lumped together and represent a single product; hence the term aggregate planning. Aggregate Planning

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Aggregate approach permits planners to develop intermediate- range capacity planning without being involved in too much details. In aggregate planning we are concerned with the quantity and also timing of demand. Demand is uneven through the year. Two basic characteristics of aggregate planning 1-Aggregate Product 2-Uneven Demand It begins with a forecast of aggregate demand for one year. Then a one year plan is prepared for each month. It includes volume of output, working hours, overtime, outsourcing, inventories, back orders, and hiring and layoffs. Aggregate Planning

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1- Demand 2-Regular time production 3-Overtime production 4-Outsourcing; buying from a third party 5-Inventory; production in one period and sale in one or more later periods. 6-Backlog; production in one period to satisfy the demand of one or more earlier periods. 7-Hiring and layoffs A number of aggregate plans are examined in terms of feasibility and their costs. The best one is selected. Aggregate Planning

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Aggregate Planning : Summary The question is how to produce to meet the demand. How many employees, how much overtime, outsourcing, inventories, back orders? Basic aggregate planning strategies are: Level Capacity Chase Demand Demand Time period (year)

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Maintaining a steady rate of output while meeting variations in demand by a combination of options Level Capacity Demand Time period (one year) Production

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Cumulative production Cumulative demand Cumulative output/demand Interesting Observation in Cumulative Graph

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Cumulative production Cumulative demand Cumulative output/demand Interesting Observation in Cumulative Graph Give the following demand and production. Using a line segment show the maximum inventory?

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Matching capacity to demand; production in each period is equal to the expected demand for that period. Chase Demand Demand Time period (year) and Production

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Determine demand for each period. Determine capacities (regular time, over time, subcontracting) for each period. Identify company’s policies regarding inventories and work force. How much inventory is allowed? What rate of overtime and outsourcing is allowed? Determine cost of working regular time and over time work, subcontracting, inventories, back orders. Develop alternative plans, compare them and select. General Procedure for Aggregate Planning

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Back order (backlog) Back order cost is the cost of satisfying the demand of one period in one or more periods later. It is the cost of loss of goodwill, potential discounts, backtracking, extra paperwork for transactions, etc. Back order cost is stated as cost / unit / period (the same as inventory cost). Total back order cost per period is (cost / unit / period) × (total back order in the period).

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Demand Total There are 20 full time employees, each can produce 10 units per period at the cost of $6 per unit. Therefore the supply of full time workers is as follows Total Overtime cost is $13 per unit. Inventory carrying cost $5 per unit per period Backlog cost $10 per unit per period Maximum over time production is 20 units per period Formulated the problem as a Linear Programming model. Using excel and solver find the optimal solution. Problem 1

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