TITLE

Diagnosing and Fixing MPC System Problems

AUTHOR(S)
Thacker, Mike
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jun2000, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the methods of prioritizing the issues arising from Manufacturing Planning and Control systems. There are basically two approaches here, short-term expediency or lasting, long-term improvements. Policies are usually far-reaching, often constraints on the business, but often easier to change than procedures. Generally, it is better to start at the top and work down, is there is a conflict of interests or resources, because the top things usually have the most impact and could make some lower-level actions unnecessary. Quicker effects can be seen by taking short-term control actions first, before fixing faults in the planning process. Omitted processes have a higher priority than all other issues. Avoid sophistication at all costs until the processes are in place.
ACCESSION #
11944072

 

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