publication . Doctoral thesis . 2006

Network master planning for a global manufacturing company

Heinz, Michael Pierre;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2006
  • Publisher: Cranfield University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Production in global, intra-organisational networks is becoming more common. In this context, the allocation of production quantities to constrained manufacturing capacity is a challenging process. Due to a volatile environment it is argued to be impossible to achieve a ‘clean’ system design with dedicated resources which exactly meets future demand. Thus, recursive ‘Network Master Planning’ (NMP) becomes necessary. The aim of this research is to generate an understanding of the unusual situation of Network Master Planning and enable improvement of NMP practice. The author introduces a specification of requirements that was derived from observation of the real-l...
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