production control


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production control

or

process control

the coordination and monitoring of production programmes and targets. Production control involves a number of activities, in particular:
  1. minimizing operational variations from production schedules, PROGRESS CHASING and dealing with problems so as to avoid losing output;
  2. controlling manufacturing costs by monitoring the use of materials and labour inputs and taking action to avoid wastage where necessary (see COST CONTROL);
  3. controlling product quality by inspection to detect defective products and taking action to remedy deficiencies (see QUALITY CONTROL);
  4. controlling MACHINE UTILIZATION by monitoring machine usage and avoiding idle time or machine down-time. See also PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION SCHEDULING, OPTIMIZED PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY, POKE YOKE.
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This audit can be a quality systems type process audit that verifies the production controls and technical documentation detailed above.
'The company has many years of experience behind it but wanted to make improvements involving costing and production control.
In addition to 3D profiling of stems, their inner properties can be revealed using a computed-tomography-based (CT) scanning system, allowing for even more realistic simulation of the product's grades in production control. Due to high cost and low throughput, CT-based log scanners have not yet been deployed in bucking or log sorting, but they might well be in the future.
Bill, 41, of Washington, worked at some of the region's top firms, including AEI cables, Dunlop Armaline, Formica and Viasystems, before being headhunted by Birtley-based Komatsu, where he joined as production control manager in 1999.
Bill, 41, from Washington, worked at some of the region's top manufacturing companies, including AEI cables, Dunlop Armaline, Formica and Viasystems, before being headhunted by Birtley-based Komatsu, where he joined as production control manager in 1999.
APICS is the professional association for people involved with inventory and production control. And as of the first of this month, it changed its name to APICS--The Association for Operations Management.
Services include transporting components, managing warehouse operations, operating cross services receipts, processing TF-34/F404 inductions, processing depot level repairables inductions, maintaining toolboxes and performing inventories, performing production control services, operating and maintaining mega centers, providing environmental support, and performing equipment management.
These container systems enable online, in-situ automatic metalcasting facility production control and operate similar to process sensors.
The Swedish logistics, economics and production control consulting company Omnilog AB said on Tuesday (30 November) that it had received a SEK6m software contract from the steel company SSAB Oxelosund AB, part of the SSAB group.
* Production control balcony with sound and lighting control connections
PVTV LEARNING can be used as part of a school's distance education program, acting as the production control center for routing the audio and video students see and hear in remote classrooms.

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