We have noticed a trend in companies - as they get leaner, they begin running out of capacity. Most of these companies are engaging in Integrated Business Planning, which creates systems to allow for better capacity utilization and alignment to company growth plans – but IBP occurs at a much higher level (e.g. resource requirements planning) than the nuts and bolts of rough cut capacity planning and its effects. Master Scheduling should be addressing that gap, by optimizing utilization and ensuring that resources are directed to the right areas. Oliver Wight Americas' David Goddard and Eric Deutsch explain.