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What is capacity balance? Why is it hard to achieve?

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What is capacity balance?

Capacity balance is a mechanism to attempt to match production needs to the available time and resources to achieve the production. In other words, it is the process of striking a balance between workload and resource capacity.

The workload, or production, can be defined as the job volume times the necessary time needed to process it.
Capacity, or resources, is the available time to process jobs times the number of similar resources.

These concepts have also been applied in other areas besides manufacturing. For example, capacity balancing is explained in the IBM service note when distributing data across ...

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The 448 word, cited solution explains the concept of capacity balance and then provides three examples showing how it can be hard to achieve.