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A firm recently built a new plant that will use more than 50 production lines and machines to produce over 500 different products. The production scheduling decisions are critical because sales will be lost if customer demand is not met on time. If no individual in the firm has had experience with this production operation, and if new production schedules must be generated each week, why should the firm consider a quantitative approach to the production scheduling problem?

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