Improving Manufacturing Efficiency with Better Logistical Control

  • Andreas Waldraff
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 14)


Manufacturing efficiency has too distinct aspects: the procedural aspect that deals with the input-output relations of the manufacturing process and the logistical aspect that deals with the question of what item to manufacture in what quantity and at what time. The latter aspect is part of the overall logistical control that governs the operational planning of every company.


Inventory Level Finished Good Order Entry Logistical Aspect Procedural Aspect 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Waldraff
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  1. 1.A. T. Kearney GmbHDüsseldorf/StuttgartGermany

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