Demonstrates the importance of planning systems and indicates whichplanning systems are suitable for which purpose. Focuses on batchproduction in short series and reports on results from three cases,where the planning function has been adapted to the existing productionorganization in the companies studied it is shown which planningsystems are used for different needs. The frame of reference builds onearlier theories concerning different types of planning systems andtheir advantages and disadvantages. It is clear from this frame ofreference that the primary function of a planning system is to supportand execute the production of products in such a way that the bestoverall performance is achieved. The variables that have the greatestinfluence on the choice of a planning system are type of organization,layoutmaterial flow, setup times and frequency of deliveries. Showsthat the choice of which system to use must be made according to theresult of the analysis of variables and their interaction. Thus there isa need for more than one planning system within companies in aparticular industry.
Integrated Manufacturing Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1992