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Production Management Systems

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Production management is defined as the planning and control of all activities necessary to produce a set of products. For a typical metalworking job shop type of company, production management thus comprises important functions such as:

  • Product development and technological planning

  • Production planning and control

  • Materials planning and control

  • Quality assurance

  • Cost engineering.


  • Machine Tool
  • Cellular Manufacturing
  • User Participation
  • Material Planning
  • Stock Control

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Asbjørn Rolstadâs is Professor in Production Engineering at the University of Trondheim, Norwegian Institute of Technology, Norway. He has a masters degree (1968) and a Dr. ing. degree (1972) from the same university. He is also connected to SINTEF — the largest research organization in Norway — where he is responsible for research within production management. He has previously done research on automation (numerical control) of manufacturing processes and technological planning. His current research comprises project management and production planning and control, in special computer applications in these fields. Professor Rolstadâs is the author of several books and many papers. He is a member of IFIP TC 5 and WG 5.7.

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Rolstadås, A. (1988). Production Management Systems. In: Rolstadås, A. (eds) Computer-Aided Production Management. IFIP State-of-the-Art Reports. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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