Production planning

Production planning

The function of a manufacturing enterprise responsible for the efficient planning, scheduling, and coordination of all production activities. The planning phase involves forecasting demand and translating the demand forecast into a production plan that optimizes the company's objective, which is usually to maximize profit while in some way optimizing customer satisfaction. These twin objectives are not always synonymous. During the scheduling phase the production plan is translated into a detailed, usually day-by-day, schedule of products to be made. During the coordination phase actual product output is compared with scheduled product output, and this information is used to adjust production plans and production schedules. See Optimization

If the production or manufacturing process is viewed as an input-output process, then the production planning function can be viewed as a control process with feedback (see illustration). The control is in the form of schedules and plans, while the feedback results from the comparison of the production reports with the production schedules. See Control systems, Inventory control, Production engineering, Production methods

References in periodicals archive ?
The company maintains its production planning, scheduling, packaging and inventory tracking in multiple excel spreadsheets.
0, its latest version of refinery and petrochemical production planning simulator.
Prinergy Workflow 6 focuses on integrating the production planning process and reducing the time spent by customer service representatives, production planners, and prepress operators preparing optimized production plans.
Aggregate production planning of enterprise which is the rational arrangement and use of existent equipment and personnel is the key problem that should be attached importance to according to the external environment, internal condition and development strategy.
To assist growers with their "bet the farm" decision Ag Production Planning Services is launching a new and innovative service targeting mid and large-scale growers with some flexibility in their rotations and crop mix.
Abstract: This paper present the possibility to develop a data base integrated system used for production planning strategies.
The goal of this development project will be a production planning tool that, for the first time, provides bakeries with the possibility of automatically generating an optimized production plan according to different topics, like for example device utilization or energy consumption.
By sharing production plans, stock levels and upcoming delivery schedules with suppliers via GNX daily, suppliers could make better-informed decisions on production planning and deliveries, said the company.
Inventory and cost control, and labor and production planning have not been as carefully controlled as they need to be," he says.
Bruce Shirey was promoted to system auditing coordinator, truck and farm in the production planning department of Kelly-Springfield Tire.

Full browser ?