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World Class Master Scheduling by Donald Sheldon

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MEASURING THE MASTER PRODUCTION SCHEDULING PROCESS

Measurements are the feedback loop to both performance and improvement in general. The master production schedule (MPS) is one of the most important processes in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) business system and therefore should have robust measurements to drive that performance and improvement. Several metrics can help with this goal. The first one most organizations use is the weekly schedule attainment measure. This metric is done by locking the schedule (for measurement purposes only) at the end of the week. During the following week, changes are monitored and documented to understand ...

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