Aggregate planning / scheduling. Medium range plan - what we will make over the next 3-18 months. general demand controllable variables / forms of capacity production rates labor levels inventory levels outsourcing overtime does not include investments in facilities . Linkages.
Companies can do any or all of the following:
1) Atlas Tool and Die (competes on cost)
2) DieCast (competes on innovation / knowledge)
3) GRMD (competes on speed)