Preface.- The Historical Foundations of Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems.- Advanced Planning and Scheduling Systems: The Quest to Leverage ERP for Better Planning.- The Transition to Sustainable Product Development and Manufacturing.- Uncertainty and Production Planning.- Demand Forcasting Problems in Production Planning.- Production Capacity: Its Bases, Functions and Measurement.- Data in Production and Supply Chain Planning.- Challenges in Financial Modeling.- Field Based Research on Production Control.- Collaborative Supply Chain Management.- Sequencing Strategies and Coordination.- Issues in Outsourcing and Subcontracting Operations.- Inventory Management: Information, Coordination and Rationality.- Pricing, Variety and Inventory Decisions for Product Lines of Subsititutable Items.- Managing Perishable and Aging Inventories: Review and Future Research Directions.- Optimization Models of Production Planning Problems.- Aggregate Modeling of Manufacturing Systems.- Robust Stability Analysis of Decentralized Supply Chains.- Simulation in Production Planning: An Overview with Emphasis on Recent Developments in Cycle Time Estimation.- Simulation Optimization in Support of Tectical and Strategic Enterprise Decisions.
In two volumes, Planning Production and Inventories in the Extended Enterprise: A State of the Art Handbook examines production planning across the extended enterprise against a backdrop of important gaps between theory and practice. The early chapters describe the multifaceted nature of production planning problems and reveal many of the core complexities. The middle chapters describe recent research on theoretical techniques to manage these complexities. Accounts of production planning system currently in use in various industries are included in the later chapters. Throughout the two volumes there are suggestions on promising directions for future work focused on closing the gaps.
A systematic and comprehensive examination of the state-of-the-art of production planning problems and the methods and formulations for solving these problems
The focus of the handbook is on the entire range of "real world" production planning problems: their bases and the various approaches to their solutions
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