Based on detailed analysis of seven case studies, involving consideration of approximately 300 parameters and face to face interviews with senior managers, identifies key characteristics which should be taken into account during the selection and effective implementation of different types of manufacturing control systems in individual manufacturing environments. These key characteristics help identify the need for particular functions of manufacturing control systems, as well as the impact on effective implementation and operation. They are grouped under the headings of complexity, uncertainty and flexibility. Concludes with a discussion of a structured approach which may be used to take account of key characteristics during the selection of a manufacturing control system.
Kochhar, A. and McGarrie, B. (1992), "Identification of the Requirements of Manufacturing Control Systems: A Key Charactericstics Approach", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 4-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576069210018916
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