Production Planning and Scheduling Articles

Transferring Best Practices?
What This Article Covers The Concept Versus Reality of Transfering Best Practices Introduction It is normally assumed that best practices can be transferred between environments, companies etc. However, how often is this true? The following quotation from a research paper ...
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iPhone Manufacturing
What This Article Covers Contract Manufacturing Agreement iPhone Manufacturing and iPhone Production Hon Hai Precision Ind Co LTD and Apple's Outsourced Sweat Shop Introduction Contract manufacturing is when manufacturing is completely outsourced. Most business coverage of contract manufacturing tends to ...
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Bottling Packaging
What This Article Covers Bottling Plant and Packaging Industry The Bottling Plant, and Bottlers and Bottling Companies Cans, Glass Bottles, and Plastic Bottles Bottling Equipment Like the Bottling Machine, Liquid Filling Machine, Bottle Filling Machine and Filling Machine, Bottle Capping ...
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Eco Box Shipping
What This Article Covers Increased Specialization of Packaging Machinery and Packaging Technology Eco Friendly Packaging, Eco Packaging or Green Packaging Corrugated Boxes The Meaning of Weigh Out Versus Cube Out Packing Material and Packaging Material Recycled Paper, Cardboard Recycling, and the ...
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Box on Demand
What This Article Covers The Expensive Packaging Machine, Packing Machine and Packaging Equipment Increased Specialization of Packaging Machinery and Packaging Technology The Growth of Packaging Engineering and Packaging Science Packsize Box Making, the Box Machine, and Corrugated Cardboard Sheets Contract Packaging ...
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Contract Packaging
What This Article Covers What is Contract Packaging and Contract Packing? Contract Packaging Companies and Contract Packaging Services The Expensive Packaging Machine, Packing Machine and Packaging Equipment Packaging Complexity, Packaging Supplies, Packing Supplies and Packing Material and Flexible Packaging What ...
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Contract Manufacturing Tax Evasion
What This Article Covers Apple Manufacturing, Apple Outsourcing Apple Ireland and Tax Evasion Apple's Giant Overseas Sweatshop Foxconn Apple and Foxconn Factory Purchasing a Hackintosh to Get Away from Running a Sweatshop and Being Involved in Tax Evasion Introduction Contract ...
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Cycle Time and Takt Time
What This Article Covers What is Takt Time? Takt Time and Decoupling Inventory or Decoupling Stock A Takt Time Calculator and Takt Time Calculation Cycle Time, Takt Time and The Relationship to Lead Time Introduction Cycle Time and takt time are ...
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Buffer Stock
What This Article Covers What is Buffer Stock or Buffer Inventory? Buffer Stock Definition or Buffer Stock Meaning Buffer Stock Calculation Introduction Buffer stock is a common term used in production planning and detailed scheduling, but it not commonly used outside ...
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Bottleneck and Theory of Constraints
What This Article Covers Bottleneck Definition and Bottleneck Meaning The Bottleneck in Production or Production Bottleneck and the Production Rate The Bottleneck Process, Bottleneck Operation, and Bottleneck Resource Performing a Bottleneck Analysis The Theory of Constraints, Eliyahu Goldratt and the ...
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Cycle Time and Takt Time
What This Article Covers What is Cycle Time? Cycle Time Definition Along with Production Cycle Time or Manufacturing Cycle Time What is the Cycle Rate? The Logic and Feasibility of Cycle Time Reduction A Cycle Time Example Performing Cycle Time ...
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Statistical Process Control
What This Article Covers Who Controls Quality? The Overstatement of Statistical Process Control as Part of the Toyota Production System Statistical Process Control as Only One of Many Toyota Production System Concepts The Censorship of the Labor Input to Quality ...
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optimize
What This Article Covers Understanding the History of Cost Accounting How Dated and Counterproductive is Cost Accounting? Cost Accounting and KPIs How Financial Considerations Impact Supply Chain Planning Cost Optimization as Generally Implemented Analyzing Costs Used in Optimizers The History ...
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optimize
What This Article Covers The History of Optimization The Impact of Having Costs Driving Scheduling Decisions Cost Optimization Versus Duration Optimization Making Good Scheduling Decisions Duration Optimization The Objective Function Introduction Cost based optimization or cost minimization has been the ...
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Flex
What This Article Covers The Toyota Production System and the Flexible Manufacturing System The Toyota Production System and Flexible Programs The Limitations of a Flexible Manufacturing System Flexible Manufacturing System as an Infinite Box How About Stability? Manufacturing Stability and ...
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