Production Planning and Control Activities

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ASSIGNMENT 4 Production planning and control is considered as a backbone of the production. All inputs including the demand, forecasting, capacity should be analysed . The wrong input in the planning will cause problem to the production. Therefore, as an expert in Industrial Engineering, you are required to discuss and explain few issues as highlighted below: a) Inventory management is part of production planning and control activities. Based on Toyota Production System, the best quantity to be kept in the warehouse is zero inventory. i) Discuss how this concept can be implemented in small medium and enterprise (SME)? How SMEs could ensure the minimum inventory will not cause delay to the production? The Toyota Production System (TPS) is an integrated socio-technical system which established by Toyota where it contains its management philosophy and practices to surround in provided that best quality, lowest cost, and direct lead time through the removal of waste. The system also known as "lean manufacturing." This system was urbanized between 1948 and 1975, and firstly called as "just-in-time production," where it shapes on the approach formed by the founder of Toyota, Sakichi Toyoda, his son Kiichiro Toyoda, and the engineer Taiichi Ohno. Besides that, jidoka is one of the two main leaders of TPS. Jidoka was well-defined as an "automation with a human touch." It refers to the skill to break production lines, by man or machine, in the event of difficulties such as
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