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Aggregate production planning: Column Minima Procedure

The tableau-method, originally proposed by Bowman (1956), is used for finding the production plan that minimizes inventory while satisfying all demands and considering production capacities. Only a single type of capacity is considered (no overtime, no subcontracting). Initial inventory is zero. This is the easiest version of the tableau method.


row production period
column demand period


  • a single resource type
  • no overtime, no subcontracting
  • identical holding costs and identical variable production costs in all periods


- Krajewski/Ritzman (1996), Chapter 14

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