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Abstract

The case describes the production planning and control process of a major paint manufacturer. The interactions between forecasting, production planning and distribution are detailed. The problems facing the plant manager and his staff are explained. The case can be used to demonstrate the fundamental objectives of a production planning and control system. It shows that the system is dynamic and that it is never possible to establish a perfect plan.
Location:
Industry:
Size:
GBP20-30 million
Other setting(s):
1974

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Abstract

The case describes the production planning and control process of a major paint manufacturer. The interactions between forecasting, production planning and distribution are detailed. The problems facing the plant manager and his staff are explained. The case can be used to demonstrate the fundamental objectives of a production planning and control system. It shows that the system is dynamic and that it is never possible to establish a perfect plan.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
GBP20-30 million
Other setting(s):
1974

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