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CHAPTER 13: AGGREGATE PLANNING TRUE/FALSE MULTIPLE CHOICE Which of the following statements regarding Anheuser-Busch is false? Aggregate planning is a major part of its competitive edge. All four stages of beer production are integrated into the aggregate plan. High facility utilization complements its successful aggregate planning. Its aggregate planning focuses entirely on facilities, ignoring employee issues. Even with excellent aggregate planning, its plants need to have high utilization. The typical time horizon for aggregate planning is less than a month up to 3 months 3 to 18 months over one year over 5 years Which of the following is the term used for medium range capacity planning with a time horizon of three to eighteen months? material requirements planning short-range planning strategic planning aggregate planning none of the above Aggregate planning is capacity planning for the long range the intermediate range the short range typically one to three months typically three or more years Which of the following is not one of the four things needed for aggregate planning? a logical overall unit for measuring sales and output
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a method for determining costs, such as hiring, firing, and inventory costs, associated with production schedules a mathematical model that will minimize costs over the intermediate planning period an aggregate demand forecast for an intermediate planning period All of these are needed for aggregate planning. Planning tasks associated with loading, sequencing, expediting, and dispatching typically fall under short-range plans intermediate-range plans long-range plans mission-related planning strategic planning The planning tasks associated with staffing, production, inventory, and sub-contracting levels typically fall under short-range plans intermediate-range plans long-range plans demand options strategic planning Which of the following statements about aggregate planning is true? Advertising/promotion is a way of manipulating product or service supply. Work station loading and job assignments are examples of aggregate planning. Overtime/idle time is a way of manipulating product or service demand. Aggregate planning uses the adjustable part of capacity to meet production requirements. All of the above are true. Which of the following statements about aggregate planning is false? Hiring, layoffs, overtime, and subcontracting are methods of manipulating capacity. Aggregate planning produces a plan detailing which products are made and in what quantities. Yield management is a way of manipulating product or service demand. Aggregate planning uses the adjustable part of capacity to meet production requirements.
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The transportation method is an optimizing technique for aggregate planning. Disaggregation
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