Long-term capacity management: Linking the perspectives from manufacturing strategy and sales and operations planning
2001 (English)In: International Journal of Production Economics, ISSN 0925-5273, Vol. 69, no 2, 215-225 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Efficient long-term capacity management is vital to any manufacturing firm. It has implications on competitive performance in terms of cost, delivery speed, dependability and flexibility. In a manufacturing strategy, capacity is a structural decision category, dealing with dynamic capacity expansion and reduction relative to the long-term changes in demand levels. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the long-term planning of production levels relative to sales within the framework of a manufacturing planning and control system. Within the S&OP, resource planning is used for determining the appropriate capacity levels in order to support the production plan. Manufacturing strategy and sales and operations planning provide two perspectives on long-term capacity management, raising and treating different issues. In this paper, we compare and link them in a framework for long-term capacity management.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 69, no 2, 215-225 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37856DOI: 10.1016/S0925-5273(99)00098-5Local ID: 39849OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-37856DiVA: diva2:258705