Production Management Systems

  • Asbjørn Rolstadås
Part of the IFIP State-of-the-Art Reports book series (IFIP)


Production management is defined as the planning and control of all activities necessary to produce a set of products. For a typical metalworking job shop type of company, production management thus comprises important functions such as:
  • Product development and technological planning

  • Production planning and control

  • Materials planning and control

  • Quality assurance

  • Cost engineering.


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    Maloubier, H., Breuil, D., Doumeingts, G., Garard, J., Advances in Production Management Systems, pp. 127 –142, Doumeingts and Carter (eds.). North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1984Google Scholar

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