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Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

generates demand forecasts  into the system, and generates the label with bar code so that the warehouse can automatically receive the item. This information is processed to generate a work list for a truck to take the goods to the storage area. Fast-moving items are automatically assigned to the more accessible lower levels to allow faster picking, while slower-moving products are assigned to higher levels. To overview and manage this involving warehousing operation, staff extract daily, weekly, and monthly reports on an as-need

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