Demand Management and the MPC Environment


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Demand Management and the MPC Environment
Demand Management and the MPC EnvironmentDemand management activities must conform to the strategy of the firm, the capabilities of manufacturing, and the needs of customers. Different strategies, capabilities, and customer needs define different MPC environments within which demand management activities are carried out. In order to understand how the activities might differ from environment to environment, we first develop a broad classification of manufacturing environments. Key to this classification is the concept of the customer order decoupling point or, as it is sometimes called, the order penetration point.The customer order decoupling point can be looked at as the point at w…
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F. Robert Jacobs; William L. Berry; D. Clay Whybark; Thomas E. Vollmann: Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management: APICS/CPIM Certification Edition. Demand Management and the MPC Environment, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export