Discusses the variety of production control situations within process industries. Following a literature review, a typology is introduced which discriminates between two extreme types of process industries: batch/mix and process/flow businesses. Reviews the research in production and inventory control in each of the extreme types. Identifies a control framework for operations management in process/flow businesses. Notes that although detailed scheduling approaches for batch/mix businesses exist, a control framework for the latter is missing. Concludes that operations management in batch process industries needs considerable research attention.
Fransoo, J.C. and Rutten, W.G.M.M. (1994), "A Typology of Production Control Situations in Process Industries", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 14 No. 12, pp. 47-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443579410072382Download as .RIS
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