Strategic Capacity Planning and Shop-Floor Control in Jobbing Production

  • Ricardo S. Costa
  • John F. Hill
  • Eduardo G. M. Jardim
Conference paper


In the worldwide markets of the 1990’s industry faces the prospect of increasing competitive challenge and declining ratios of demand to capacity. In these circumstances it becomes essential for firms to organise their infrastructures and management systems to suit clearly-defined corporate objectives.


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© Operations Management Association-UK 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo S. Costa
    • 1
  • John F. Hill
    • 2
  • Eduardo G. M. Jardim
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of TechnologyRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.University of WarwickEngland
  3. 3.The Federal UniversityRio de JaneiroBrazil

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