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Week 3 DQ 1: Aggregate Planning Strategy Mixing options to develop an aggregate plan is a common practice. How would you mix the chase & level strategies at your place of employment (or former place) to come up with a better overall plan?
13.1 & discuss its advantages, disadvantages, & possible alternative if there is one.
By using aggregate planning to forecast production demand, businesses are better able to predict their staffing requirements. Businesses that need additional employees on a temporary basis tend to fill these positions with workers from temporary employment agencies. Through proper forecasting, a business will be able to reduce or eliminate the need to hire these extra workers. This will save the business both time & money as it won't need to pay the additional fees to the staffing agency & it won't have to pay its own workers to train the new additions. I am considering the Aggregate Planning option of "Varying production rates through overtime or idle time". The advantage of this option is to avoid the cost of other alternatives.

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