Focuses on the quantitative approaches necessary to computer--integrated manufacturing systems, and integrates major topics covering all phases of the production control cycle: production information processing and flow, production planning, forecasting, material requirements planning and monetary control, and scheduling. This new edition features a compendium set of 11 user--friendly computer programs for the IBM PC that enhance the teaching power of the text, allowing readers to solve real--life problems. Among programs included are growth forecasting, aggregate planning, material requirements planning, lot sizing and inventory control, and limited--resource scheduling. The chapters on scheduling give particularly thorough coverage on this difficult subject. Solutions are clearly presented, with many examples and exercises included in the text.
Role of Production. Production Control Information Flow. CAD/CAM and Production Control. Forecasting----The Key to PC. Aggregate Planning. Material Requirement Planning. Lost Sizing Concepts. Sequence Scheduling. Linear Balancing----A Key to Automation. Project Planning and Resource Constrained Scheduling. Personnel Scheduling. Appendices.