management deals primarily with managing inventories in a value chain.
planning and disaggregation methods in goods-producing industries involve fewer
levels of planning than service-providing organizations, because service
organizations deal with more than just materials.
firms frequently take their aggregate plans and disaggregate them down to the
execution level as detailed front-line staff and resources schedules, job
sequences and service encounter execution.
example of aggregation would be an ice cream manufacturer developing targets
for the number of gallons of each flavor to produce along with purchasing
requirements for specific ingredients.
3” planning represents aggregate planning at higher management levels of