Meridian Water Pumps: Developing an Effective Approach to Production Planning
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Meridian Water Pumps is facing production planning issues due to cyclical demand and HR challenges. The managers are arguing about the best approach to meet forecasted demand for the next 6 months. The marketing department has provided a forecast of demand for medium-sized pumps. The production manager has provided information about current inventory and worker productivity. The assignment is to develop a level or chase production plan and analyze the costs and benefits of each plan. A possible hybrid plan is also suggested. The pros and cons of the recommended solution are discussed.