Production Planning Redesign: Special Topics

Production Planning Redesign: Special Topics

Victor Portougal (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 46
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-979-3.ch011
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Abstract

For manufacturing companies, competitive advantage is ultimately measured interms of financial results, and the key financial result is usually a margin of profitfrom sales, which then translates into a margin of return on investment.How then does production planning and control (PPC) have a significantinfluence on this outcome? It is our contention that efficient production planningis one of the three crucial and vital driving factors that enables the otherfunctional areas to be effective. Figure 11.1 displays the driving position of PPCin a causal relationship layout.Efficient PPC has a direct and beneficial influence on both customer satisfac-tion and capacity utilisation. The first leads to greater sales volume, and thesecond to lower costs, both of which have a major impact on profits.

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Chapter 1
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Organisations are fundamentally systems that convert inputs to certain outputsand hopefully, in the process, add value. Inputs could be anything... Sample PDF
Business Processes: Definition, Life Cycle, and Identification
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Chapter 2
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In the previous chapter, we introduced a useful process management life cycle,and we explored the first step of the same. In this chapter, we delve... Sample PDF
Business Processes: Modelling, Analysis, and Implementation
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Chapter 3
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The modelling of business processes is vital not only for business processmanagement, but also for implementation of enterprise systems. For... Sample PDF
Modelling Business Processes
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Chapter 4
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Many software development life cycles have been proposed in the past.Boehm’s Waterfall Model (Figure 4.1), incorporates, project definition... Sample PDF
Enterprise Systems Implementation Issues
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Chapter 5
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Markus and Tannis (2000) recognise four distinct phases in an enterprisesystems implementation as viewed from the adopter’s perspective. The... Sample PDF
Enterprise Systems Implementation Phases
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Chapter 6
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To support processes well, we need to have information systems and integratedinformation system support processes even better. There are a variety... Sample PDF
Enterprise Systems: The SAP Suite
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Chapter 7
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This case details the implementation of Systems Applications & Products’(SAP) Production Planning module at EA Cakes Ltd. The market forced... Sample PDF
Case of ERP Implementation for Production Planning at EA Cakes Ltd.
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Chapter 8
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It was pointed out in Chapter VII that before implementation of an ERP systemin EA Cakes Ltd., it was necessary to completely reengineer the... Sample PDF
Core Business Processes in Enterprise Planning: Choosing the Structure of the System
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Chapter 9
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The company is always aware of what it wants to produce because it is definedby the market pressures or by demand. However, what the company wants... Sample PDF
Capacity Management Business Processes
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Chapter 10
Case Solutions  (pages 220-237)
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The production planning system described earlier carried specific features ofproduction planning at EA Cakes Ltd. Standard software, on the other... Sample PDF
Case Solutions
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Chapter 11
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For manufacturing companies, competitive advantage is ultimately measured interms of financial results, and the key financial result is usually a... Sample PDF
Production Planning Redesign: Special Topics
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Chapter 12
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This case study is intended as a tutorial. The case solution is given up to the endof the business process redesign stage. The SAP implementation... Sample PDF
A Tutorial Case Study: Pasta Company
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Chapter 13
Conclusion  (pages 314-316)
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The implementation of the Production Planning and Control (PP) module of theSAP system uncovered a need to provide an effective computer support... Sample PDF
Conclusion
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