Intermediate-range capacity planning, usually covering 2 to 12 months.
available-to-promise (ATP) inventory
chase demand strategy
Matching capacity to demand; the planned output for a period is set at the expected demand for that period.
level capacity strategy
Maintaining a steady rate of regular-time output while meeting variations in demand by a combination of options.
master production schedule (MPS)
This schedule indicates the quantity and timing of planned completed production.
rough-cut capacity planning (RCCP)
Approximate balancing of capacity and demand to test the feasibility of a master schedule.
sales and operations planning
Intermediate-range decisions to balance supply and demand, integrating financial and operations planning.
Computerized models that can be tested under different scenarios to identify acceptable solutions to problems.
Points in time that separate phases of a master schedule planning horizon.
The application of pricing strategies to allocate capacity among various categories of demand.