chapter  2
Product quantity analysis
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Product-quantity, or (P-Q), analysis groups products in volume categories, to which production resources are then allocated. Typically, a few high-volume "A" items account for 50% to 60% of total production, and each one deserves a dedicated line. 'Then come "B" items that do not individually warrant dedicated lines but can be grouped into product families that do. Finally, the vast majority of the items in the company's catalog are "C" items, to be made on request using generic resources.