Production control

  • Gordon Mair
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series


Having considered the techniques used for planning a production system, we now need to examine how this production can be controlled. Strictly speaking the problems and techniques discussed here include planning as well as control; however, we use the term ‘production control’ to emphasise that it is the ongoing operation we are considering rather than ‘one off’ planning activities. This chapter concerns itself mainly with the flow of work and material through a factory; other chapters will deal with the control of quality, costs, and labour.


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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    ‘International Handbook of Production Operations Management’, Edited by Ray Wild. Published by Cassell Education Ltd. 1989.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    ‘Applied Production and Operations Management’, by J.R. Evans et al. Published by West, 1987.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    ‘Operations Management: Strategy and Analysis’, by L.J. Krajewski and L.P. Litzman. Published by Addison Wesley, 1987.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    ‘The Principles of Production Control’, by J.L. Burbridge. 3rd ed. Published by MacDonald and Evans, 1971.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    ‘Manufacturing Resource Planning: Making it Happen’, by Thomas F. Wallace. Published by Oliver Wight Publications, 1985.Google Scholar
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    ‘Materials Requirements Planning’, by J. Orlicky. Published by McGraw Hill, 1975.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    ‘The Goal — Excellence in Manufacturing’, by E.M. Goldratt and E. Fox. Published by North Riverside Press, 1985.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    ‘The Haystack Syndrome’, by E.M. Goldratt. Published by North Riverside Press, 1990.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    ‘MRP, Kanban, or OPT — What’s Best?’, by R.E. Fox. Published in journal, Production and Inventory Management APICS Vol2 No4, 1982.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    ‘Just in Time’, by David Hutchins. Published by Gower, 1988.Google Scholar
  11. (N.B. The Further Reading at the end of Chapter 14 is also relevant).Google Scholar

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