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Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand
An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable

articles on forecasting  validation lots or first articles, especially during ramp-up to production lot sizes. Other quality-related demands can be embedded in planned manufacturing scrap, so that planning calculations identify the additional requirements for material and capacity. This concludes Part One of a three-part presentation of the chapter on sales and operations planning. Part Two will present common scenarios. Part Three will discuss game plan guidelines. About the Author Dr. Scott Hamilton , as a consultant,

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