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Aggregate Planning in Manufacturing and in Services

The differences between aggregate planning in manufacturing and aggregate planning in services are discussed. Also included are the following:
* definition of Aggregate Planning
* short description of aggregate planning in manufacturing
* short description of aggregate planning in services

What is the major difference between aggregate planning in manufacturing and aggregate planning in services?

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Aggregate Planning:

Attempts to match the supply of and demand for a product or service by determining the appropriate quantities and timing of inputs, transformation, and outputs. Decisions made on production, staffing, inventory and backorder levels.

Aggregate Planning in Manufacturing:

In aggregate planning in manufacturing, you allocate the right amount of resources for every process of the manufacturing so that time will be minimized when ...

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The response gives 268 words of a short description/definition of aggregate planning, aggregate planning in manufacturing and in services.

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