Jobbing production tends to be a relatively neglected area in operations planning and control partly because of the relative complexity of scheduling in low‐volume/high‐variety systems, and partly because firms tend to be small and spend little on management software/systems. Describes a package which uses discrete event simulation as an aid to managers/planners in this area. This computer system makes it possible to describe the workload of a jobbing firm, together with the constraints imposed by product structure and manufacturing capacity. The manager is able to test alternative Queue Disciplines, priorities and extensions to capacity, in order to find a schedule of work which balances the strategic objectives of the firm and the requirements of the customer.
Hill, J., Costa, R. and Jardim, E. (1992), "Strategic Capacity Planning and Production Scheduling in Jobbing Systems", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 22-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576069210015874
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