Implementation of advanced planning and Scheduling framework for small scale industry..

Bhiradi, Ishwar and Rai, Anamika and Agrawal, Rajeev (2017) Implementation of advanced planning and Scheduling framework for small scale industry.. In: International conference on agile manufacturing systems ICAM, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, INDIA, 18/12/2011.

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Standard software packages, known as advanced planning and scheduling systems (APS), are often implemented to compute feasible production plans that can take into account several constraints (such as resources capacity), at different decision levels. In this research, emphasis is put on studying the relevance of APS principles in the specific area of methods to be followed in small scale production industries. In this particular case, the characteristics of the processes involved (e.g. casting, machining and quality inspection) are such that certain principles used by APS (e.g. finite capacity scheduling, constraint-based planning, bills of materials) may cause problems. This article extends a previous study related to the relevance of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for small scale industries in the direction of APS. It aims not only identifying benefits but also limitations and problems, which may arise when implementing this type of system. In this respect, the main features of APS systems are recalled. Specific features of small scale industries that are likely to cause problems are identified. The case study of small scale industry is carried out and shown that, if APS are indeed attractive, in certain cases important limitations exist, which can significantly affect the performances (e.g. increasing the lateness of product delivery, overproducing or increasing scrap and inventories). Several results presented in the current article can be relevant for other types of process industries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small scale industries (SSI), APS, ERP, scrap handling, resource allocation, quality inspection;
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechatronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2017 10:35
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 10:35

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