A guideline for process controllers
Anyone working in process planning and controlling knows this challenge:
You are happy about a better capacity utilisation because more orders came in – and up goes work in progress, adherence to schedules sinks low and up rises cycle time. Especially individual and batch production seem to get stuck before reaching the final product since some parts are lacking. Planners in some companies reckon, that these target variables are simply unplannable and uncontrollable. This is not true.
But Prof. H.-P. Wiendahl’s statement “Production is a process which cannot be planned in detail” is just as much set in stone as is Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle for quantum physics. With simple words, Prof. Dr. Kemmner will explain, how these theories effect the optimisation of process control.
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