Title: Planning and control frameworks of the future

Authors: Johannes Cornelis De Man; Jo Wessel Strandhagen; Sven-Vegard Buer; Jan Ola Strandhagen

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, S. P. Andersens veg 5, 7031 Trondheim, Norway ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, S. P. Andersens veg 5, 7031 Trondheim, Norway ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, S. P. Andersens veg 5, 7031 Trondheim, Norway ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, S. P. Andersens veg 5, 7031 Trondheim, Norway

Abstract: Since the 1970s, multiple planning and control frameworks have been introduced. The current digitalisation of the manufacturing industry, with all its Industry 4.0 related technologies, will have major implications on manufacturing logistics, and may change how manufacturing companies plan and control their production. In this paper, we discuss the effects of the developments in planning frameworks and technologies on different factors that constitute planning and control. These are the balance between human and automated planning, the influence on mid-term planning due to improved forecast accuracy, the influence of real-time information on short-term planning, horizontal and vertical integration and the impact on supply chain performance. The application of new technologies will lead to changes in all of these factors that cannot be fully captured by current planning and control frameworks. These factors need to be integrated into future frameworks in order to structure future research into planning and control.

Keywords: planning and control; planning frameworks; Industry 4.0; technology application.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2020.111281

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2020 Vol.13 No.3, pp.199 - 209

Received: 24 Jul 2019
Accepted: 02 Jun 2020

Published online: 05 Nov 2020 *

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