ME 482 - Manufacturing Systems
Production planning, scheduling, and control
Four production activities:
Shop floor control – compare progress and status of production orders to production plans (MPS) and release production orders to the factory as needed.
Inventory control - techniques for managing inventory.
Manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) – integrates MRP, capacity planning, shop floor control and other production functions.
Just-in-time production systems (JIT) – scheduling discipline in which materials and parts are delivered to the next production station (cell, FMS, etc.) just prior to their being used.