An Available-to-Promise System for Network-Manufacturing
This Paper Presents Development of an Available-to-Promise (ATP) System for Network-Manufacturing in a Global Environment where Multi-Plants Are Manufacturing Products Collaboratively and Are Globally Networked. within the Multi-Plant Mode, the ATP Process Is Challenged to Give Not only Quick Response but Also Precise Order Promising by Considering the Coordination of Production Planning and Scheduling among Plants. in this Paper, an Order Decision and Production Planning Integrated ATP Model Was Developed and a Series of Performance Analysis Experiment Was Conducted to Reveal the Impact of some Key Factors such as Planning Horizon, Batch Interval Etc. on Overall Profit.
W. H. Wang et al., "An Available-to-Promise System for Network-Manufacturing", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 268-270, pp. 303-308, 2011