Study and Execution of Advanced Batch Production Planning System for an Aerospace Industry
Modern manufacturing industries are increasingly faced with international competition and fluctuating market conditions in the age of globalization. In striving to remain competitive, manufacturing industries must deliver products to customer at the lowest cost, at the best quality and in the minimum lead time. As a result, it becomes mandatory to design and implement the advance production planning and scheduling system that supports shorter product cycles despite more complex and specialized manufacturing processes. The advance production planning and scheduling system provides the leaner production strategies and real time information throughout the industry. This paper presents an appropriate Advance Production Planning and Scheduling Software System for a batch production aerospace manufacturing industry. The Software system receive the customer‘s order and perform material requirement planning using software. The software system sends procurement requisition to the procurement department for the materials which is not available in the store for manufacturing of parts. It issues release order to the store section for the issuance of material to the manufacturing shops. It also issues weekly and daily plan with production schedule to the manufacturing shops. It also issues work orders to the production shops for the manufacturing and assembly of the parts. On the completion of the product assembly, proper closing of the work orders has to be done and product may deliver to the warehouse for further handing over to the customers. In case of modification of order by the customer, the Software System will automatically update the relevant data.
Kai Cheng, Yongxian Liu, Xipeng Xu and Hualong Xie
M. Younus et al., "Study and Execution of Advanced Batch Production Planning System for an Aerospace Industry", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 16-19, pp. 748-752, 2009