Selecting a manufacturing control system for a job shop environment

Sherpherd, Peter Joseph (1987) Selecting a manufacturing control system for a job shop environment The University of Queensland:

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Author Sherpherd, Peter Joseph
Title of report Selecting a manufacturing control system for a job shop environment
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Publication date 1987
Place of publication The University of Queensland
Total pages 139
Language eng
Subjects 1503 Business and Management
Formatted abstract
With the decreasing price of computer hardware and software and the increasing pressure on Australian industry to become competitive in the international markets, there has been active interest in "manufacturing systems" and the benefits that can accrue to the firm as a result of purchasing them.

This report reviews the features that are necessary for manufacturing systems. It discusses the concepts used and pays particular attention to the jobbing environment because it is felt that this will be one of the most important to Australian industry. It also reviews the special needs in work order scheduling to work centres and explores the affects of using barcoding. Shop floor data entry and monitoring at the shop floor level is investigated with the consequential significance of this to the profitability of the firm.

During the research for the report it was found that a number of decisions to purchase manufacturing systems were made at managing director level with little or no cost benefit analysis being carried out. Hence this report includes a section on what costs and benefits can be expected from the purchase of a manufacturing system.


Document type: Research Report
Collection: MBA reports
 
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