Engineering Production Control Strategies

A Guide to Tailor Strategies that Unite the Merits of Push and Pull

  • Christoph Karrer

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-176

About this book


Identifying and customizing suitable control strategies is a challenging task, especially when production systems have to cope with variable demands, forecast error, and unstable processes. The focus of this book lies on helping companies with complex and discrete production systems to tailor a production control strategy to their needs. Thereby, the mutual merits of “push” and “pull” systems are taken into account, leading to hybrid strategies. Consequently, the book addresses practitioners who are interested in looking behind the scenes and into the physics of production control. A real-life case study demonstrates the practical applicability of the presented framework.


Production Control Strategies Push and Pull Systems Supply Chains

Authors and affiliations

  • Christoph Karrer
    • 1
  1. 1.McKinsey & Company Inc.MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-24141-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-24142-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-810X
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Chemical Manufacturing