Scheduling and control, performance measures and discrete event simulation
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Scheduling and control, performance measures and discrete event simulation. JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, 49 (2). pp. 151-156. ISSN 0160-5682Full text not available from this repository.
There are a growing number of finite capacity scheduling tools which are in use and available to industry. To be fully effective, a scheduling system needs to be incorporated within a control methodology which enables shop-floor performance to be analysed and, when necessary, corrective actions to be formulated. Manufacturing system performance, however, is not only dependent upon short-term planning decisions, but is also constrained by the capability for which it is designed. Hence, any control methodology should be based on a consistent set of performance measures and well defined procedures which help to integrate decision making at all levels in the order fulfilment process. The paper examines the distinctive roles of process optimisation and process control in the decision hierarchy; it classifies a set of measures of performance and other system variables according to the functions they serve in manufacturing control, and suggests a hierarchical process control methodology. The role of discrete event simulation techniques in linking decisions on manufacturing system design and production planning/control is also discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY|
|Official Date:||February 1998|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 151-156|
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