The Use and Applicability of Capacity Planning Methods
Journal article, 2002

This study identifies the use of capacity planning methods and analyzes the characteristic modes of application among satisfied users. It is based on data collected from 84 Swedish manufacturing companies. Capacity planning using overall factors and capacity requirements planning are the most common planning methods in Swedish manufacturing industries. Capacity bills is the method with lowest average level of applicability. Satisfied users base capacity requirement determination on objective data and up-date the plans more frequently than dissatisfied users.

capacity requirements planning

capacity bill

capacity planning using overall factors

resource profile

capacity planning


Patrik Jonsson

Department of Transportation and Logistics

S.-A. Mattsson

Production and Inventory Management Journal

0897-8336 (ISSN)

3/4 89-95

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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