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    In your role as Manychip's production planning staff member, one of your tasks is to help the supply chain team focus on capacity planning. The company has determined they will use one or more of the following options to optimize capacity planning:
    ? The use of dedicated and flexible facilities: Manychip has several permanent storage facilities and has used temporary storage in the past.
    ? Flexible workforce: Manychip's workforce generally works 8-5 Monday through Friday, though some Asian locations have different days of working. Management is considering adjusting existing workforce time structures to meet planned demand.
    ? Subcontracting: With the planned demand increasing, perhaps temporarily, subcontracting the additional resources might be an option.
    ? Product design flexibility: Manychip is considering modifying its factory production lines to be better able to handle future demand.

    Objective:
    1. Identify one or capacity planning methods that you will recommend for Manychip and explain the method and how it is used in various industries. Are there other options?

    2. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of your proposal.

    3. Comment on other postings by critiquing the other proposals and suggesting aspects of your classmates' plans that may have been overlooked.

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    In your role as Manychip's production planning staff member, one of your tasks is to help the supply chain team focus on capacity planning. The company has determined they will use one or more of the following options to optimize capacity planning:
    ? The use of dedicated and flexible facilities: Manychip has several permanent storage facilities and has used temporary storage in the past.
    ? Flexible workforce: Manychip's workforce generally works 8-5 Monday through Friday, though some Asian locations have different days of working. Management is considering adjusting existing workforce time structures to meet planned demand.
    ? Subcontracting: With the planned demand increasing, perhaps temporarily, subcontracting the additional resources might be an option.
    ? Product design flexibility: Manychip is considering modifying its factory production lines to be better able to handle future demand.

    Objective (3-4 paragraphs):
    1. Identify one or capacity planning methods that you will recommend for Manychip and explain the method and how it is used in various industries. Are there other options?
    Capacity planning is a part of supply chain. "A supply chain is a network of facilities and distribution options that performs the functions of procurement of materials, transformation of these materials into intermediate and finished products, and the distribution of these finished products to customers. Supply chains exist in both service and manufacturing organizations, although the complexity of the chain may vary greatly from industry to industry and firm to firm." By Terry Harison.

    It is a part of Supply Planning?The objective of the Supply Planning process is to optimally position enterprise resources to meet demand. This is a planning-level sub-process that spans the strategic and tactical supply-planning processes. Long-term planning, inventory planning, distribution planning, collaborative procurement, transportation planning and supply allocation are all part of this ...

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    This explains various capacity planning methods

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