Forecasting and the management of an enterprise. by Graham W. Winch

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SeriesTheses / University of Bradford Postgraduate School of Studies in Management and Administration
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Table of Contents Chapter 1. Manufacturing Planning and Control Chapter 2. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Chapter 3. Demand Management Chapter 4. Forecasting Chapter 5. Sales and Operations Planning Chapter 6. Advanced Sales and Operations Planning Chapter 7.

Master Production Scheduling Chapter 8. Material Requirements Planning Chapter 9. Advanced MRP Chapter   Forecasting empowers people. It clarifies responsibility and priorities, thereby encouraging cooperation.

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59, No. Be it a small enterprise or large, all need funds for the smooth functioning of their operations. In such a scenario, financial forecasting becomes extremely important.

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This approach is substantially different from quantitative forecasting, where historical data is compiled and analyzed to discern future .

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