An organization must understand whether it has the resources required to
execute its priority plans and most monitor the performance of those resources
to plan. Capacity management processes provide these capabilities.
In this course, we will explore capacity management, which is the function of
planning, establishing, measuring, monitoring, and adjusting levels of
capacity so that sufficient capacity is available to permit execution of the
By understanding capacity planning methods, the required data, the appropriate
actions to help balance capacity with demand, and the calculations related to
demonstrated and rated capacity, you can better manage your organizations
internal operations as they relate to capacity.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Identify the capacity planning methods used to test the feasibility of various priority plans.
Recognize the data that are required for managing capacity and the sources for each.
Recognize actions that are appropriate for resolving imbalances between the capacity required and available at each level of the planning hierarchy.
Given the basic data, calculate rated and demonstrated capacity for a work center.
Explain the effects of bottlenecks and constraints.