Overview of Production Planning Production Planning is one of the logical steps in managing the supply chain. In creating a production plan, a company looks at the big picture (the aggregate) rather than the level of the individual product or item, predicting a level of manufacturing output in accordance with predicted sales and other company
This new text offers an up-to-date look at production systems, the dynamic backbone of modern manufacturing and service. Based upon their experience as teachers, engineers in industry, and consultants, the authors provide a problem-driven approach to planning, controlling, and integrating production in a changing global environment.
Aggregate planning is a marketing activity that does an aggregate plan for the production process, in advance of 6 to 18 months, to give an idea to management as to what quantity of materials and other resources are to be procured and when, so that the total cost of operations of the organization is kept to the minimum over that period.