Advances in Manufacturing Technology: Proceedings of the by A. S. Carrie, D. T. S. Perera (auth.), P. F. McGoldrick

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Care also is required to establish whether there are second-order effects on other company products. Case illustration The effects of sales promotion were studied with a firm manufacturing frozen food. The company was founded in 1971 and specialized in the production of quality frozen food for the retail, home-freeze and catering markets. It employs about 1 SO people and has a turnover in excess of £8 million. The company manufactures some 60 individual products totalling 200 lines due to packaging differences.

Many companies just do not have an order book or even a reasonable forecast visibility that far ahead. Clearly, the poorer the forecast inside cumulative lead time, the greater the changes to the master production schedule inside that lead time are going to be and the less is a company likely to achieve class A MRP-user 2 status. ' 8 Software trends MRP is established firmly in the software package market and the user has a bewildering choice of systems most of which are based on similar principles and functions.

The gist of this change is indicated in the outline flow diagram (Figure 2). The particular commercial/production interface of the company required 37 Production Planning and Control De listings ASC Customer orders Additional Demand next weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 ASC Estimate/ Order Comparisons Base Rate Demand next weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 Base Rate Demand for particular customers and products Figure 2 Role of additional sales creation information (ASC) careful systems design but use could also be made of standard computer packages for the projection of base demand.

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