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Productions 315 Chapter 14
Which one of the following is a demand option for sales and operations planning?
Offer complementary products or services with contra cyclical demand requirements.
The lowest planning level in a sales and operations plan is:
Companies perform aggregation along three dimensions:
products / services, labor, time.
Which one of the following statements about managerial inputs to production and staffing plans is best?
Human resources provide the training capacity and labor-market conditions.
A sales and operations plan for a manufacturing firm that centers on manufacturing rates and inventory holdings is:
a production plan.
Which one of the following conditions favors a level strategy for manufacturing firms?
Highly automated equipment and a make-to-stock strategy
Which one of the following statements about sales and operations planning is best?
When a firm wants to emphasize stability in its workforce, it should adopt a level production-planning strategy.
Which one of the following statements concerning supply options is best?
Subcontracting can help overcome short-term capacity shortages by offloading work on other producers.
A customer is given a due date for their product order with:
Which one of the following statements is best?
Demand options adjust demand patterns, whereas supply options change in response to changes in demand.