Production Planning and Control - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128183649, 9780128189375

Production Planning and Control

1st Edition

A Comprehensive Approach

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Authors: D.R. Kiran
Paperback ISBN: 9780128183649
eBook ISBN: 9780128189375
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 18th June 2019
Page Count: 582
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Production Planning and Control draws on practitioner experiences on the shop floor, covering everything a manufacturing or industrial engineer needs to know on the topic. It provides basic knowledge on production functions that are essential for the effective use of PP&C techniques and tools. It is written in an approachable style, thus making it ideal for readers with limited knowledge of production planning. Comprehensive coverage includes quality management, lean management, factory planning, and how they relate to PP&C. End of chapter questions help readers ensure they have grasped the most important concepts.

With its focus on actionable knowledge and broad coverage of essential reference material, this is the ideal PP&C resource to accompany work, research or study.

Key Features

  • Uses practical examples from the industry to clearly illustrate the concepts presented
  • Provides a basic overview of statistics to accompany the introduction to forecasting
  • Covers the relevance of PP&C to key emerging themes in manufacturing technology, including the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4


MSc students and researchers working on manufacturing and industrial engineering topics, manufacturing engineers and others working in factories in roles related to PP and C

Table of Contents

1. Elements of Production Planning and Control
2. Factory Planning
3. Factors for Production
4. Production system
5. The Concept of Productivity
6. Organization for Production Planning and Control
7. Terminology Used in Japanese Management Practices
8. Fundamentals of Statistics for PP&C
9. Correlation and Probability Theory
10. Forecasting
11. Trend Analysis in Forecasting
12. Decision Theory
13. Types of Production Situations
14. Break-even Analysis
15. Cost of Production
16. Plant Location
17. Plant Layout
18. Systematic Layout Planning
19. Product and Process Planning
20. Capacity Planning
21. Aggregate Planning
22. Routing, Scheduling and Loading
23. Master Production Schedules
24. Sequencing and Line Balancing
25. Dispatching and Expediting
26. Just in Time and Kanban
27. Systems, Procedures and Formats in PP&C
28. Theory of Constraints
29. Scientific Inventory Control
30. Material Requirement Planning (MRP-I)
31. Manufacturing Resource Planning - MRP-II
32. Critical Path Method
33. CIPMS- Computer Integrated Production Management System
34. Industry 4.0
35. Internet of Things


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About the Author

D.R. Kiran

D.R Kiran has forty years of experience in both industry and academia. He has held a range of management positions including Planning Manager of Rallifan (CF division), World Bank Adviser/Instructor for Transport Managers in Tanzania, and the Principal of PMR Institute of Technology, Chennai. In Universities he has taught subjects including Total Quality Management, Professional Ethics and Maintenance Engineering Management. He is the author of 2 books, and numerous journal articles, and was presented with the coveted Bharat Excellence Award and Gold Medal for Excellence in Education in New Delhi in 2006.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Principal, PMR Institute of Technology, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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