Production Planning and Control

Production Planning and Control

A Comprehensive Approach

1st Edition - June 18, 2019

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  • Author: D.R. Kiran
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128189375
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183649

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 582
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
  • Published: June 18, 2019
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128189375
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183649

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

International Consultant in Industrial Engineering and Management, India

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  • Sujatha Tue Oct 29 2019

    Production Planning and Control - A Comprehensive Approach

    well conceivef and written book, with all the practical details a plannin engineer requires