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Well-defined Data in a Production Planning Context

Snaterse, M. (2019) Well-defined Data in a Production Planning Context.

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Abstract:The research was done at CIREX, a manufacturing company in Almelo. CIREX is a company specialized in Investment Casting ('lost wax'). It develops and manufactures complex steel components for the international industry. Two core problems have been solved for the company. For the first core problem, the aim was to define the data that is related to the production resources by means of a method. This pre-described framework aims at ensuring a consistent and realistic use of data for production planning. The second core problem refers to the situation in which there is not enough knowledge on how to use data to make a long term capacity planning. This makes it difficult to anticipate on the consequences of future change in demand. The research resulted in four deliverables: a business process model of CIREX production process, a standard set of definitions for the relevant production data and a step-by-step description how to apply these definitions, a planning tool/dashboard that shows the impact of change in demand on resource utilization, and recommendations on how the results of the research give insights that can be useful for long term capacity planning and decision making.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
CIREX, Almelo, The Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:01 general works, 58 process technology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
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