*Intended learning outcomes: Explain operations-oriented, order-oriented, and constraint-oriented finite loading.*

The primary objective of *finite loading* is high capacity utilization (see Section 1.3.1). The main target is *not* low levels of goods in stock and work-in-process, short lead times in the flow of goods, high fill rates, and delivery reliability rates. These are secondary objectives (see Section 1.3.1). With finite loading, the customer must be prepared to accept a longer delivery lead time and possible changes in the agreed-upon dates.

Essentially, there exist one *operations-oriented* and several *order-oriented* techniques. The
operations-oriented technique is actually a simulation of the possible
production processes that assumes — hypothetically — that all the planning data
are correct. Some of the order-oriented techniques yield practically the same results
as the operations-oriented technique. Others, however, tend to assume that
capacities are not always fully utilized, which increases the delivery
reliability rate and reduces levels of work in process.

## Course section 14.3: Subsections and their intended learning outcomes

##### 14.3 Finite Loading

Intended learning outcomes: Explain operations-oriented, order-oriented, and constraint-oriented finite loading.

##### 14.3.1 Operations-Oriented Finite Loading, or Operations Sequencing

Intended learning outcomes: Produce an overview on the technique (the algorithm) for operations-oriented finite loading, also called operations sequencing. Describe various priority rules.

##### 14.3.1b Operations-Oriented Finite Loading — Example and Evaluation

Intended learning outcomes: Explain an example of operations-oriented finite loading. Present an evaluation of the technique. Identify its limitations and typical areas of application.

##### 14.3.2 Order-Oriented Finite Loading

Intended learning outcomes: Produce an overview on the technique (the algorithm) for order-oriented finite loading. Describe various priority rules as well as dealing with exceptions.

##### 14.3.2b Order-Oriented Finite Loading — Example and Evaluation

Intended learning outcomes: Explain an example of order-oriented finite loading. Present an evaluation of the technique. Identify its limitations and typical areas of application.

##### 14.3.3 Constraint-Oriented Finite Loading

Intended learning outcomes: Identify bottleneck capacities and the drum-buffer-rope technique. Describe the drum, the buffer, and the rope. Present an evaluation of the technique. Identify its limitations and typical areas of application.

## Course 14: Sections and their intended learning outcomes

##### Course 14 – Capacity Management

Intended learning outcomes: Present fundamentals of capacity management. Explain in detail load profile calculation and infinite loading. Disclose finite loading. Describe rough-cut capacity planning.

##### 14.1 Fundamentals of Capacity Management

Intended learning outcomes: Produce an overview on capacity, work centers, capacity determination, and capacity management techniques.

##### 14.2 Infinite Loading

Intended learning outcomes: Present load profile calculation and problems associated with algorithms for load profile calculation. Explain methods of balancing capacity and load. Describe order-wise infinite loading.

##### 14.3 Finite Loading

Intended learning outcomes: Explain operations-oriented, order-oriented, and constraint-oriented finite loading.

##### 14.4 Rough-Cut Capacity Planning

Intended learning outcomes: Describe rough-cut network plans and load profiles. Explain rough-cut infinite loading and rough-cut finite loading.

##### 14.5 Summary

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##### 14.6 Keywords

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##### 14.7 Scenarios and Exercises

Intended learning outcomes: Determine capacity. Execute algorithms for load profile calculation. Elaborate an example for rough-cut capacity planning.

##### 14.8 References

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