Accession Number : AD0771298

Title :   Aggregate Capacity Planning: A Review.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Hax,Arnoldo C.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The purpose of the paper is to provide a review of the most important uses of operations research techniques in supporting decisions associated with aggregate capacity planning. Various approaches to deal with the aggregate capacity planning are described, involving the use of mathematical programming techniques, heuristic procedures and search techniques. These approaches have been classified (according to the structure of the objective function they assume) into linear cost models, quadratic cost models, and general cost models. A description is also given on the hierarchical approach to integrate aggregate planning decisions with detailed scheduling. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Industrial production, *Production control, *Decision making, Management planning and control, Mathematical programming, Economics, Cost analysis, Inventory control, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE