Rough-cut capacity planning for remanufacturing firms

V. Daniel R. Guide, M. S. Spencer

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Capacity planning is a critical element of any successful production planning and control system. A method of rough-cut capacity planning is developed, based on the bill-of-resources approach, that can be used to plan for capacity required for firms in a remanufacturing (including overhaul/repair operations) environment. The modifed bill-of-resources approach developed takes into account two major stochastic elements inherent in this environment; probabilistic material replacement factors and probabilistic routing files. A detailed example from an actual repair/overhaul operation is presented to illustrate the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-244
Number of pages8
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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