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T his paper gives an overview of the theory and practice of planning and scheduling in supply chains. It first gives an overview of the various planning and scheduling models that have been studied in the literature, including lot sizing models and machine scheduling models. It subsequently categorizes the various industrial sectors in which planning and scheduling in the supply chains are important; these industries include continuous manufacturing as well as discrete manufacturing. We thendoi:10.1111/j.1937-5956.2004.tb00146.x fatcat:fmp65exv3zfdvfe6yo757z77qa