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Responsive manufacturing demands alignment of production control methods to business drivers

Little, David, Porter, J.K., Peck, M. and Rollins, Ralph (2001) Responsive manufacturing demands alignment of production control methods to business drivers. Journal of Integrated Manufacturing Systems, 12 (3). pp. 170-178. ISSN 0957-6061

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    For the past 20 years production planning and control has been dominated by manufacturing resource planning (MRPII) and its antecedents. The authors are completing case study based research that is aimed at developing novel planning and scheduling reference models for industrial sectors where the MRPII paradigm is not appropriate. It outlines the process mapping approach adopted for data capture within the case study companies and the use of ARIS, Scheer’s enterprise modelling tool, for the production of sector reference models

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: UoA 25 (General Engineering) © Emerald
    Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    School of Computing and Engineering > Systems Engineering Research Group
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    Depositing User: Briony Heyhoe
    Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2007
    Last Modified: 24 Mar 2011 11:36


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