Published on February 16, 2011
Functions of Production Planning and Control: Functions of Production Planning and Control Aishath Eaman MA-13 Contents: Contents What is production planning and Control? Objectives of Production Planning and Control Functions of Production Planning and Control Routing Scheduling Dispatching Follow-up What is Production Planning and Control?: What is Production Planning and Control? A production planning and control system is concerned with planning and controlling all aspects of manufacturing, including materials, scheduling machines and people, and coordinating suppliers and customers. Objectives of Production Planning and Control: Objectives of Production Planning and Control Timely supply of finished goods. Maximum utilization of material and human resources. Effective control of production process. Helps to produce the goods on the basis of sale. Functions of production planning and control : Functions of production planning and control All of the four basic phases of control of manufacture are easily identified in production planning and control. They are: Routing Scheduling Dispatching Follow-up Routing: Routing It decides the path of work & the sequence of operations: Determining the quality of the product to be manufactured Determining the men, machines & materials to be used Determining the types, number & sequence of manufacturing operations Determining the place of production Objectives of Routing: Objectives of Routing It determines the sequence of manufacturing operations. It ensures the strict adherence to the sequence determined. It strives for the best possible & cheapest sequence of operations. It influences the design & layout of the factory building with a view to get quick & better production results. It also influences the installation of plants & factory for better results. Scheduling : Scheduling Scheduling arranges the different manufacturing operations in order of priority, fixing the time & date for the commencement & completion of each operation. In brief, scheduling means fixing or deciding the amount of work to be done & fixing the time for starting & finishing each operation. Uses of Scheduling: Uses of Scheduling Scheduling is a necessity in a large setup which produces a variety of products with numerous components. Scheduling determines the total time required to perform a given piece of work or assembly. Time & motion study helps standardization of methods of Dispatching : Dispatching Dispatching is concerned with starting the processes & operations of production. Dispatching is based on the route sheets & schedule sheets. Functions of Dispatching: Functions of Dispatching To ensure that the right materials are moved from stores to machines & from operation to operation. To distribute machine loading & schedule charts, route sheets& identification tags for each works order. To instruct tools department to issue the right tools & fixtures in time. To authorize the work to be taken in hand as per the predetermined dates & time. To inform the follow-up section that production is starting. Follow Up: Follow Up This is the last function of production control. It speed up the movement of materials & production process as a whole. It looks into determination of the present situation by expediting the departments lagging behind & removing the bottleneck in the production line. Thank you!: Thank you!