Various stages of Production Planning and Control | IACT Global

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If you wish to acquire mastery over production, planning and control, you must know about it in detail. IACT Global training provides the detail study about the the process of production, planning and control which comprises of four stages.

These will be discussed in detail as below:

  • Routing: This first step consists of determining the work and operations sequence path. In other words, routing decides how much, how, what, where and with which to produce. Routing may be simple in case of a continuous production and may be complex in case of a job order. Routing is not only affected by human factor but also by equipment characteristics, plant-layout etc. The chief aim of routing is to identify the most economical and best operations sequence as well as to ascertain that this particular sequence is pursued in the factory.

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  • Scheduling: This second step of production, planning and control fixes the quantity of work to be accomplished, arranges the various manufacturing operations priority wise and schedules the beginning and end, date and time etc. for every operation. Scheduling gives special weightage to time element by using time in an optimum manner. Scheduling can also be used for machines, parts, materials etc.

Scheduling can be better understood through Production, Planning and Control course of IACT Global.

  • Dispatching: This third step of production, planning and control is the doing, action or implementation stage. The process of production starts at this stage on the basis of route-sheets and schedule sheets. There are two types of dispatching: centralized and decentralized. In centralized dispatching, a centralized authority issues the orders while in decentralized dispatching, the concerned department issues the orders.

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  • Follow up: This last step of production, planning and control can be termed as a controlling device used for evaluation of results. Follow up locates delays, bottlenecks, defects, loopholes, limitations etc. in the process and remove them. It evaluates and compares the actual performance with the expected performance.

Thus, for smooth production, all these four steps are necessary. But if you wish to gain mastery over production, planning and control, just register yourself at IACT Global and keep yourself updated with the knowledge imparted through production, planning and control course.