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Galvin, Thomas M.

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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Department of Operations Management and Information Systems


The purpose of this project is to apply the concepts and techniques of capacity planning. The specific technique used is known as Capacity Requirements Planning. To avoid complication, this program is designed to be only part of a more complex manufacturing information system. Capacity planning aims to plot the required resources to produce a certain amount of product against the resources available. This is accomplished by calculating, in hours, the the required time to produce a product and the available machine time. The major inputs used to accomplish this task are the part routings, work center files, and the part requirements per period. The outputs are detailed comparisons of required hours and available hours at each work center for each time period.


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