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Product Design for Goods and Services
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activity aggregate planning analysis approach assembly line assume automation average calculations changes CHAPTER cost DECISION PROBLEM decision rules delivery demand described developed distribution economic order quantity evaluated example exponential smoothing factory flowchart function Gantt chart Harvard Business Review improve industry input intermittent inventory control inventory control system inventory level INVENTORY MANAGEMENT investment job enrichment Kanban labor layout linear programming load machine manufacturing master schedule materials MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS PLANNING MRP system needed new-product objectives operations management optimal output percent performance planning and control PLANNING AND SCHEDULING problem process design process flows qualitative forecasting queuing result safety stock selected service level shown in Figure simplex method simulation solution standard strategy Table tableau THREE CAPACITY PLANNING tion tradeoff units utilization variables Vollmann warehouse work-force workers