Title

Organizational And Technology Management Issues In A Job Shop Environment

Abstract

In a manufacturing planning and control (MPC) system, the shop floor control (SFC) back-end component provides detailed schedule information for each open order in the system. The absence of SFC is evidenced by excessive work-in-progress (WIP) inventories, resulting from excessive slack in scheduling operations. At one client company, the need for shop floor control was judged to be critical, yet the timing of the introduction of a fully integrated SFC was deemed inappropriate due to inadequacies in MPC. Instead, a custom, stand-along, finite capacity scheduler was developed. The package is intended to provide an interim capability only. The package runs on any PC compatible microcomputer, and utilizes a user-friendly spreadsheet interface as a front-end. This paper deals with related issues in the design, implementation, and acceptance of a product which provides an interim shop floor control function in a job shop environment.

Publication Date

12-1-1989

Publication Title

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology

Volume

2

Issue

1

Number of Pages

12-14

Document Type

Article

Identifier

scopus

Socpus ID

0024867772 (Scopus)

Source API URL

https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0024867772

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