Faculty Publications

Title

Master production scheduling development in a theory of constraints environment

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Production and Inventory Management Journal

Volume

36

Issue

1

First Page

8

Last Page

14

Abstract

Master production scheduling (MPS) in a theory of constraints (TOC) environment requires a different focus and understanding than under material requirements planning systems. Misunderstanding of the concepts or the belief that there is no need to change the MPS function may lead to serious problems and cause the system to fail to achieve all of the expected benefits. The MPS under TOC contains only components routed across the constraint; however, the MPS accounts for all end items in the shipping schedule. There is only one MPS under TOC but it drives a series of subordinate schedules for material release, final assembly, and shipping to orchestrate production.

Original Publication Date

3-1-1995

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