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List, in order, the five steps of the graphical method of aggregate planning. Is it possible that these steps can be properly followed and the solution properly implemented without using a graph? Explain.

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Graphical Method of Aggregate Planning
The five steps of graphical method of aggregate planning are ("Aggregate planning methods", n.d):
 Forecast the demand for each period
 Determine the capacity for regular time, overtime, and subcontracting, for each period
 Determine the labor costs, hiring and firing costs, and inventory holding costs
 Consider company policies which may apply to the workers or to ...

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