Dynamic production scheduling

  • Stig Ulfsby
Conference paper


Production scheduling is today most often done by traditional MRP II systems (Manufacturing Resource Planning). These systems have several severe problems:
  • They are planning for unlimited resources. They only compute the resources needed and do not schedule jobs that need the same resource at different times.

  • They do not take bottle-necks into account.

  • They are most often planing on week basis.

  • They do not take into account the status on the shop floor (machine breakdown, order status etc)

  • They do not find the optimum sequence of jobs.

  • They are not fit for consequence analyses.


Order Status Data Capture Production Schedule Process Description Production Order 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stig Ulfsby
    • 1
  1. 1.Noratom A/SNorway

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