Sound planning is much more than just good IT systems...
It's about ownership of the problem by a team who:
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1. Process mapping & optimisation
All too often it is evident that whilst massive sums have been spent on sophisticated ERP business systems the performance is still relatively poor. Where significant business processes need to be better understood (in preparation for ERP implementation) or significant improvement is required then a Process mapping & optimisation approach is appropriate, as follows:
2. Demand Management
Successful management of the top-level Production Plan requires discipline and care. Some key attributes are as follows:
3. Pro-active Production Plan development
Ask any Production Planner how to 'plan' and you will be told that it should be flat as far as possible. Real life is never quite as simple as that, however there are a number of useful techniques to support much improved Production Planning - with or without a sophisticated ERP system.
4. Effective shop-floor control
The most appropriate methodology for shop-floor control depends to a large extent on the type of manufacturing environment (batch, flow, process etc.) but in any case as far as possible it should be made visual and underpinned by timeliness metrics of On-time-in-full (to support ongoing continuous improvement activity). In a complex (high variety low volume) job-shop type of operation a system of work-to / despatch list should be adopted - typically taken as an output from ERP