production control

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production control


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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