Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2010 Vol.5, No.3

 

 

Title: Development and evaluation of a production planning, scheduling and control re-design Toolkit

 

Author: Jane Guinery, King Wang, Bart MacCarthy

 

Addresses:
Operations Management Division, Nottingham University Business School, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK.
Operations Management Division, Nottingham University Business School, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK.
Operations Management Division, Nottingham University Business School, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK

 

Abstract: Effective production planning, scheduling and control (PSC) is critical to any manufacturing business competing through responsive order fulfilment. With the current drive for businesses and supply chains to be responsive, a large scale empirical study was conducted with four cross-sector industrial partners to investigate the reality of PSC practice and to establish ways to improve it. From this in-depth analysis, design rules were established and used to develop a Toolkit to assist businesses in re-designing their PSC organisation and practice. This article describes the research and Toolkit development. It also evaluates the Toolkit and makes recommendations for future research.

 

Keywords: coordination; decision making; knowledge management; KM; organisation design; production planning; production control; responsiveness; toolkit; scheduling; control re-design; SCM; supply chain management; cross-sector industrial partners; design rules; R&D; research and development; industrial engineering; systems engineering; responsive manufacturing.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2010.031960

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2010 Vol.5, No.3, pp.251 - 267

 

Available online: 03 Mar 2010

 

 

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