How Long to Make and Deliver?

  • D. G. Coward


Is management really in control of a situation? This is a fundamental question that can be analysed in may different ways, but essentially the criterion is to establish whether what the management wants is practical and then finally whether this is achieved. A simple measure of success is schedule adherence, namely, is the required planned schedule produced to a success rate above 95 per cent?


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