A Queuing Network Based Framework for PCS Engineering

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Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Abstract

In order to develop a framework for PCS engineering, the relevant drivers that influence PCS design need to be elicited first. Two main driver categories can be identified: structure-based drivers and variability-based drivers. Structure-based drivers (1) stem from the static production setup, whereas variability-based drivers (2) stem from the dynamic behavior of the production system. Variability-based drivers can be further separated according to the source of the variability into drivers resulting from production system variability (2a) and drivers resulting from demand variability (2b). Drivers based on production system variability have their origin within the production system or its inputs. Drivers based on demand variability have their origin at the customer. Table 3.1 illustrates this split and gives concrete examples for each driver category.

Keywords

Forecast Error Demand Model Customer Order Forecast Period Production Order 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McKinsey & Company, Inc.MünchenGermany

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