Creating a model to facilitate the allocation of materials planning resources in engineering change situations
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2006

Shortened product development times and more frequent product changes combined with product quality and timeliness of delivery are prerequisites of competitiveness. These have increased the workload and underscored the importance of effectively managing the materials planning process in engineering change situations. The purpose of this paper is to develop a procedure for creating a model to differentiate between items in order to facilitate the allocation of materials planning resources in change situations. It develops a procedure in the framework of the study and verifies it using the case study technique. Furthermore, the case study shows that there are many different engineering change situations that occur in the materials planning process. Many engineering change variables and materials planning variables have a major impact on the material scrap costs and material shortage costs, but only a few generate the different types of engineering change situations for the materials planning process. The case study shows that material scrap costs and material shortage costs decrease after the introduction of a tool to differentiate between items to facilitate the allocation of materials planning resources.

Manufacturing planning and control

Materials planning

Phase-in and phase-out

Inventory analysis

Item differentiation

Engineering change

Författare

Carl Wänström

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Oskar Wintertidh

International Journal of Production Research

Vol. 44 18-19 3775-3796

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