Introduction

Chapter
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Abstract

Today’s manufacturing reality is characterized by a constantly increasing complexity of production systems. The growing complexity of products, shorter product lifecycles, mass customization, or agile manufacturing are some of the driving factors behind this change (Abele et al. 2009; Hopp and Spearman 2008). This development imposes high demands on the production control strategy. To achieve high delivery performance, quality, and flexibility at lowest cost possible in complex production systems, it is essential to have the right production control strategy (PCS) in place.

Keywords

Mass Customization Agile Manufacturing Production Lead Time Design Driver Real Life Case Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McKinsey & Company, Inc.MünchenGermany

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