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World Class Master Scheduling by Donald Sheldon

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UNDERSTANDING THE MASTER SCHEDULE

Master scheduling is probably one of the most important and yet least appreciated processes to control costs in business today. Top management ignores it, middle managers take it for granted, and line management often unknowingly subverts the integrity of the schedule by causing unnecessary changes to it. In contrast, high-performance businesses treat the master scheduling process as the heartbeat of the supply chain and utilize best practices in this space to minimize cost and efficiency and to maximize customer service. Techniques in master scheduling cover lots of business process territory, including links ...

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