Your company is faced with an increase in demand.

Identify how your company uses forecasting for purposes of capacity  planning and how you can utilize productivity, inventory control, and  quality improvements to meet this new demand (Operations decisions).  Review different kinds of capacity and capacity constraints. How is  forecasting used to generate short-term and long-term information about  demand that affects capacity? What are some options that the company has  in terms of increasing its capacity?

NOTE: in retail businesses with physical locations where  customers are served, capacity can be measured in terms of size of the  facility and throughout of customers. What is your current Max Possible  throughput – how many customers can you serve with your current  capacity? Often there is a trade-off in size of the facility for  backroom inventory or kitchen, displaying inventory to customers or  seating, and customer space such as aisles and checkouts or bar space  and waiting areas. You should consider all of these in your capacity  analysis

This paper should be approximately 3–5 pages in length  counting the introduction, body, and summary. You should include  references and cite them properly in the paper. Generally, at least  three references should be used.

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