Chapter 08 - Combining with Other Production Modes
Q: What is the difference between the just-in-time inventory management method and the Advanced Planning and Scheduling System?
A: The just-in-time inventory management method places its emphasis on what should be done right now. The Advanced Planning and Scheduling System places its emphases on what will happen in the future based on unofficial orders and forecasts of demand. The results that it gives lead to the conclusion of what must be done now. For that reason, we can visualize the future by means of Gantt resource charts, Gantt order charts, load graphs and KPI calculations. People can look at them and contemplate what is to be done now and how to make the first move and then to make that move. No matter what kind of competition the business is facing, the more accurately one can judge what is going to happen in the future, the better that the company will win out against its competition.
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