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CAD/CAM: Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing by JR. - Department of Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University Emory W. Zimmers,, Mikell P. Groover

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Chapter 14Production Planning and Control

14.1 Introduction

This part of the book is concerned with the use of computers to manage the production function. The subject has traditionally been referred to as production planning and control. This function has been practiced for many years. Attempts to use the computer in production planning date from the late 1950s and early 1960s. The early attempts were directed toward computerizing the same clerical procedures which had been done by hand for years. These procedures included preparation of schedules, shortage lists, inventory lists, and similar documents. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, a few individuals began to recognize the tremendous opportunities provided by the computer to make ...

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