# BUS 644 Week 4 DQ 1 Planning for Service Operations

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Service operations often face more difficultly in planning than their manufacturing counterparts. However, service does have certain advantages that manufacturing often does not. Explain service planning difficulty, and the advantages and disadvantages.

Service planning difficulty arises mainly due to the characteristics of service which includes intangibility and inability to be stored. In case of manufacturing firms, the production can be done based on a demand forecast and in case of variance the goods can be stored and also inventory can be maintained. The goods would not easily get wasted. But in case of services which are intangible, the disadvantage is that it cannot be stored and so a variance in the demand leads to losses. It cannot be inventoried. This...

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