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Strategic Capacity Planning and Production Scheduling in Jobbing Systems

Strategic Capacity Planning and Production Scheduling in Jobbing Systems Jobbing production tends to be a relatively neglected area inoperations planning and control partly because of the relativecomplexity of scheduling in lowvolumehighvariety systems, and partlybecause firms tend to be small and spend little on managementsoftwaresystems. Describes a package which uses discrete eventsimulation as an aid to managersplanners in this area. This computersystem makes it possible to describe the workload of a jobbing firm,together with the constraints imposed by product structure andmanufacturing capacity. The manager is able to test alternative QueueDisciplines, priorities and extensions to capacity, in order to find aschedule of work which balances the strategic objectives of the firm andthe requirements of the customer. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Integrated Manufacturing Systems Emerald Publishing

Strategic Capacity Planning and Production Scheduling in Jobbing Systems

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0957-6061
DOI
10.1108/09576069210015874
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Abstract

Jobbing production tends to be a relatively neglected area inoperations planning and control partly because of the relativecomplexity of scheduling in lowvolumehighvariety systems, and partlybecause firms tend to be small and spend little on managementsoftwaresystems. Describes a package which uses discrete eventsimulation as an aid to managersplanners in this area. This computersystem makes it possible to describe the workload of a jobbing firm,together with the constraints imposed by product structure andmanufacturing capacity. The manager is able to test alternative QueueDisciplines, priorities and extensions to capacity, in order to find aschedule of work which balances the strategic objectives of the firm andthe requirements of the customer.

Journal

Integrated Manufacturing SystemsEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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