The Master Production Scheduling (MPS) Activity


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The Master Production Scheduling (MPS) Activity
The Master Production Scheduling (MPS) ActivityWe begin with a brief overview of the role of master production scheduling (MPS) in the manufacturing planning and control (MPC) system. We look at the fundamental role of the MPS in converting the disaggregated sales and operations plan into a specific manufacturing schedule. Next we consider how the environment in which the MPS activity takes place shapes the MPS task. Finally, we discuss the linkages between the MPS, other MPC modules, and other company activities.At the conceptual level, the master production schedule translates the sales and operations plan of the company into a plan for producing specific products in the future. Where the sales and operations plan provides an aggregate stat…
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F. Robert Jacobs; William L. Berry; D. Clay Whybark; Thomas E. Vollmann: Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management: APICS/CPIM Certification Edition. The Master Production Scheduling (MPS) Activity, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export