Practical Production Control: A Survival Guide for Planners and Schedulers

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J. Ross Publishing, Aug 15, 2004 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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While other books describe production control from an idealistic perspective, this book explains the real process of successful production control. This soup-to- nuts practical guide helps the reader learn: how the scheduling task can be decomposed and organized; how the production control department can be structured; how to hire and train schedulers; and how software tools can be used to augment the scheduler's skill. Author, Kenneth N. McKay is a professor in the Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo. Vincent C. S. Wiers holds a MSc and a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from the Eindhoven University of Technology.
  

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Contents

A Day in the Life of Jake
4
Information Systems
18
Production Control in Practice
29
Minimal Production Control
44
The Tasks of Production Control
57
Changes to Tasks
70
Performance Evaluation
85
Information Used in Production Control
89
Classes of Success
151
Towards Al
158
Supply Chain Management Projects
171
Summary
185
Taking Control
199
Nine Aspects of Bottleneck Management
208
Supporting Actors
224
Summary
240

Summary
102
Implementing APS for SCM
115
Turnkey OfftheShelf Solutions
135
Summary
253
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