Chapter 06 - Structure and Effects of the APS System
Q: Unofficial orders of parts from assemblers gives us three months' worth of parts. How can we check arrangements for purchase and the plant and equipment load?
A: To make schedules, mid-term scheduling automatically generates (automatically supplements) while determining lot size from unofficial orders. Mid-term and long-term scheduling uses methods of theory of constraints rough scheduling (to be described later).
The purpose of mid-term scheduling is preparation for production. The preparations for production include checks of arrangements for raw materials and process load and on the amount of just-in-time inventory.
Related purposes: Visualizing material requirements and visualizing the future load for equipment and personnel.
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