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ME 482 - Manufacturing Systems

Production planning, scheduling, and control

Objective – “...managing the details of what and how many products to produce and when, and obtaining the raw materials, parts, and resources to produce those products.” (Groover)

Four activities of production planning:

Aggregate production planning – enterprise level planning for product lines and output levels.

Master production planning -  Breaking down the enterprise product plans into a master production schedule (MPS) for producing models within each product line.

Material requirements planning (MRP) – computer plan to convert MPS into a schedule of raw materials and parts used in the end products.

Capacity planning – determine labor and equipment needed to achieve master schedule.

6 or more months

1 - 2 months

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