As the LCD fabrication factories (Fab) are highly capital-intensive and the markets are very competitive, it is an essential requirement of operational management to achieve full-capacity production while meeting customer demands on time. In a typical LCD Fab, medium-term schedules such as release plans and production plans are critical to achieve the goal of full-capacity production and on-time delivery. Presented in this paper is a framework for weekly planning system generating medium-term schedules using a finite-capacity planning method. Also this paper presents a release planning method applying capacity- filtering algorithm, especially backward capacity-filtering procedure, which is one of the finite-capacity planning methods. In addition, performance analyses using actual data of a TFT-LCD Fab show that the proposed method is superior to existing methods or commercial S/W products generating release plans.