resource management

“Resource Management” Please respond to the following:

  • Select a goods-producing organization and a service-providing organization of your choice. Suggest ways each organization can make aggregate planning decisions using the variables described in Exhibit 13.3 in the textbook. 
  • Compare and contrast the operational and managerial impacts of the aggregate planning decisions in terms of customer satisfaction.
  •   EXHIBIT 13.3  Example Aggregate Planning Variables and Revenue/Cost  Implications  Aggregate Planning Decision Options  Revenue/Cost Implications  Demand Management  â— Pricing strategies ● Promotions and advertising Production rate  â— Increased revenue and lower unit costs ● Economies of scale  â— ● ●  Overtime Undertime Subcontracting  â— ● ●  Higher labor costs and premiums Idle time/lost opportunity costs Overhead costs and some loss of control  Workforce  â— ● ●  Hiring Layoffs Full- and part-time labor mix  â— ● ●  Acquisition and training costs Separation costs Labor cost and productivity changes  Inventory  â— ● ●  Anticipation (build) inventories Allow stockouts Plan for backorders  â— ● ●  Inventory-carrying costs Lost sales (revenue) and customer loyalty costs Backorder costs and customer waiting costs  Facilities, Equipment, and Transportation ● Open/closed facilities and hours ● Resource utilization ● Carbon emissions ● Mode (truck, rail, ship, air) ● Capacity and resource utilization  â— Variable and fixed costs ● Speed and reliability of service and delivery ● Low- to high-utilization impact on unit costs ● Inbound and outbound costs per mode ● Number of full or partial loads  

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