What is the time horizon in an aggregate plan? How does it determine the correct plan to choose?
Many factors affect the selection of an appropriate time horizon. Perhaps, the most important is what the firm intends to plan during that time period. An aggregate plan implies a period of up to 18 months wherein the firm takes its forecast and plans production using inventory, work force size, overtime and under time, subcontracting, and backlogging orders to achieve a reasonable schedule at reasonable costs. A very stable firm in a very stable environment with a very stable demand really doesn't ...
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