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World Class Master Scheduling by Donald Sheldon

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THE DETAILS BEHIND MASTER SCHEDULING

Master scheduling is the process of turning the top management plans into details that can be manufactured in the proper sequence to maximize both efficiency and customer service. This sounds like a tall order and it is. A major software supplier advertises that its software eliminates the need for a master schedule. I find this very interesting, especially since I have some familiarity with the software. While interesting, this concept is not realistic. In businesses that are changing, there is both the need to massage the master production schedule (MPS) and a requirement to align mix according to changes ...

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