Title: Identifying production planning and control top authors: analysis of a survey

Authors: Flavio Cesar Faria Fernandes, Fabio Azeka, Maria Cecilia Mendes Barreto, Moacir Godinho Filho

Addresses: Industrial Engineering Department, Federal University Sao Carlos Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, CEP 13565-905, Sao Carlos – SP, Brazil. ' Industrial Engineering Department, Federal University Sao Carlos Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, CEP 13565-905, Sao Carlos – SP, Brazil. ' Department of Statistics, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, CEP 13565-905 Sao Carlos – SP, Brazil. ' Industrial Engineering Department, Federal University Sao Carlos Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, CEP 13565-905, Sao Carlos – SP, Brazil

Abstract: Although the production planning and control (PPC) area is not recent and a large number of research articles have been written on the subject, there is no agreement regarding who the PPC top authors are. The main goal of this article is to identify the top PPC authors by means of a survey on PPC researchers. The 10 top PPC authors were identified, as well as their influence (direct, indirect, or concerning some specific PPC problem) and impact (in theory or in an industry; PPC teaching or research) on the PPC area. The main contributions of this article are as follows: (1) to identify (among a great number of books regarding PPC) the books that have more influence on the PPC area; (2) to guide the study of PPC by means of presenting the main books and authors of PPC; (3) to show the most valuable work of the PPC top authors, initiating a process of determining who the PPC gurus are.

Keywords: global survey; production planning; production control; top authors; PPC books; PPC gurus.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2009.027172

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2009 Vol.3 No.5, pp.461 - 478

Published online: 17 Jul 2009 *

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