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Introduction to Production Planning . The role of hierarchical production planning in modern corporations: An MRP-based “push” framework (borrowed from Heizer and Render). Production Planning through Time-based Decomposition. Corporate Strategy. Aggregate Unit Demand. Aggregate Planning.

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Introduction toProduction Planning

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The role of hierarchical production planning in modern corporations:An MRP-based “push” framework(borrowed from Heizer and Render)

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Production Planning through Time-based Decomposition

Corporate Strategy

Aggregate Unit


Aggregate Planning

(Plan. Hor.: ½-2 years, Time Unit: 1 month)

Capacity and Aggregate Production Plans

End Item (SKU)


Master Production Scheduling

(Plan. Hor.: a few months, Time Unit: 1 week)

SKU-level Production Plans


and Procurement

lead times

Materials Requirement Planning

(Plan. Hor.: a few months, Time Unit: 1 week)

Component Production lots and due dates

Shop floor-level Production Control

Part process


(Plan. Hor.: a day or a shift, Time Unit: real-time)

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A CONWIP-based “pull” framework(borrowed from Hopp & Spearman)

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Reading Assignment

This part of the course is based on

  • Chapters 3-5 and

  • Chapter 13-16

    of your textbook, plus on

  • any other material reported or quoted in class.