Repetitive Manufacturing Management Information Systems
In this paper the main functions that characterise a repetitive manufacturing management information system are looked at in relation to those of an intermittent manufacturing management information system, using a conceptual framework based on the three basic production control subsystems: planning, inventory control and shop floor control. Among the most important functions of a repetitive manufacturing management information system when compared with that for intermittent production are: the master production schedule with “control orders” versus “work orders”, access key to information by “part number” versus “work order”, picking lists for “floor stocks by daily rate” versus “work centre by work order”, resources and materials consumption by “backflushing” versus “work order”, movement “without record” versus “record at work centre”.
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