Develops and describes a knowledgebased systems approach which maybe used to highlight the disparity between the essential andordesirable prerequisites for the implementation of effective masterproduction scheduling MPS systems and what actually exists in a givenmanufacturing environment. Identifies seven high level MPSimplementation issues level of understanding of MPS systems proceduresand responsibilities for MPS creation planning horizons, timebucketsand time fences capacity feasibility of the MPS dealing with backlogsadherence to the MPS and what to master schedule. Asks questions todetermine the presence or absence of necessary prerequisites. If a highlevel prerequisite, relating to procedures and data, is not present,further lower level questions are asked to assess the reasons for itslack, and how it may be provided. This gap analysis approach makes itpossible to identify in advance the major problems which must beaddressed to ensure the effective implementation of master productionscheduling systems.
Integrated Manufacturing Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1992