CHAPTER 16 Manufacturing Execution

Manufacturing Execution deals with the day-to-day activities of the shop floor—releasing jobs, issuing material, reporting progress, and recording production completion. In addition, it must handle events that are exceptions to the daily routine—scrapping material, substituting parts, and rework. And, it supports these activities across all manufacturing methods—discrete, repetitive, flow—and all manufacturing strategies.

Several Oracle applications provide the manufacturing execution functions described in this chapter—Work in Process (WIP) provides the basic functionality; Manufacturing Scheduling provides graphical, constraint-based scheduling; Flow Manufacturing adds the ability to create flow schedules; ...

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