The Historical Foundations of Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 151)


Before probing the history of manufacturing control systems, we have to ask a question. What is a manufacturing planning and control system? In theory, there is a simple answer– it is a system of “things” that work together to control what is done where, by who, using what set of resources (machines, tools, and materials), at what time, and in what quantity.


Assembly Line Statistical Process Control Economic Order Quantity Dependent Demand Manufacturing Control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management SciencesUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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