Materials Management

  1. A production line is to run at 1000 units per month. Sales are forecast as shown in the following. Please calculate the expected period-end inventory. The opening inventory is 600 units. All periods have the same number of working days (please show me your calculation process, 45 pts).
Per      Period 123456
Forecast   750  800105016001000  850
Planned production100010001000100010001000
Plann   Planned inventory600(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
  • The MPS is constrained by: (10pts)
  • The availability of material
  • Available capacity
  • Inventory policies.
  • Production plan
  1. All of the above
  2. I, II, III only
  3. I and II only
  4. II and III only
  5. None of the above
  • Amalgamated Nut Crackers, Inc., makes a family of nut crackers. The most popular model is the walnut, and the sales department has prepared a 6 week forecast. The opening inventory is 50 dozen (dozen is the unit used for planning). As master planner, you must prepare an MPS. The nutcrackers are made in lots of 100 dozens. (Please show me your calculation process, 45 pts).
Per      Week 123456
Forecast Sales 755030209010
Projected available50      
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