Appendix C: What to Simulate to Evaluate Production Planning and Control Methods in Small Manufacturing Firm’s

  • Val Lowndes
  • Stuart BerryEmail author
Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)


A set of case studies confirmed that there exists a group of small (micro-sized) manufacturing firms (SMFs) that operate similar production systems and have similar requirements from a production planning and control system (PP&C). The features common to all the case study firms are the small number of production stages together with the fact that all jobs follow the same route through the factory.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of DerbyDerbyUK
  2. 2.College of Engineering and TechnologyUniversity of DerbyDerbyUK

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