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Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling
Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of

production planning and  simple reason that your production planning and scheduling estimates will be wrong if you assume an infinite availability of raw and WIP materials. Expressed mathematically, it is because Time required to produce = (production rate x quantity to be produced) + Setup time + waiting period If the quantity to be produced is not known, then the time required to produce it cannot be computed. The information about required quantities to be produced comes from the bill of materials [BOM] (in case of discrete

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