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.
Integrated Manufacturing Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1992