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Production scheduling, management and control

Learning objectives

• To understand how production capability is exploited through scheduling, management and control.

• To become familiar with production functions such as scheduling, dispatching, allocation and data-collection.

• To understand how the different scheduling and production modules can benefit the organization.

9.1 Introduction

For an enterprise to succeed in the current global fast-moving business environment, it needs to have efficient production facilities that are agile in order to fulfill changing customer requirements. Unless the majority of revenue within a complete supply chain is generated through long-term contracts with reputable customers providing steady demand, ...

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