Integral Logistics Management — Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies

4.8 Scenarios and Exercises

Intended learning outcomes: Differentiate between various concepts for planning & control within the company. Using process charts for synchronization between use and manufacturing with inventory control processes. Elaborate a basic process analysis as well as manufacturing processes in the company-internal layout.


4.8.1 Concepts for Planning & Control within the Company

  1. Figure 4.5.3.1 showed different concepts for planning & control in dependency upon the features
    facility layout and product variety concept. Using the Internet, try to find three different companies together with their products or product families, where (1) the lean / just-in-time concept, (2) the variant-oriented concept, and (3) the processor-oriented concept would be adequate for planning & control. As you browse the companies’ Web sites, try to base your reasoning on facility layout and product variety concept.
  2. For the three companies that you found in (a), what branch of industry, as shown in Figure 4.5.1.1, is the company in? What production type(s), as shown in Figure 4.5.2.1, does the company implement for these products or product families? In reference to the discussion in Section 4.5.4, try to decide whether these companies implement in parallel several production types and concepts for planning & control.

Present your findings for group discussion.


4.8.2 Synchronization between Use and Manufacturing with Inventory Control Processes

Figure 4.2.3.1 discussed stocking with different inventory control processes for temporal synchronization between supply and demand. Using that kind of process chart, represent decoupling of procurement or produc­tion from demand for the two examples discussed with Figure 4.4.5.3, namely:

  1. Manufacturing throughout the year to meet demand occurring mainly at a holiday time
  2. Manufacturing in large batches where demand is continuous; delivery can be made from storage

4.8.3 Basic Process Analysis and Manufacturing Processes in the Company-Internal Layout

Figure 4.8.3.1 shows the company-internal layout at Pedal Works Company, a bicycle manufacturer.

Fig. 4.8.3.1        Company-internal layout with an example process.

Based on the basic process analysis shown in Figure 4.8.3.2, pencil in the paths an aluminum bicycle frame will take through the layout.

Solution: Compare your results to the result in Fugure 4.3.2.1.

Fig. 4.8.3.2        Basic process analysis of an aluminum frame



Course sections and their intended learning outcomes

  • 4.4 Characteristic Features Relevant to Planning & Control in Supply Chains

    Intended learning outcomes: Produce an overview on principle and validity of characteristics in planning & control. Explain six features in reference to customer, and item or product or product family, five features in reference to logistics and production resources, as well as seven features in reference to the production or procurement order. Describe important relationships between characteristic features and features of transcorporate logistics in supply chains.

  • 4.5 Branches, Production Types, and Concepts for Planning & Control

    Intended learning outcomes: Describe branches of industry in dependency upon characteristic features. Explain in detail production types and concepts for planning & control. Disclose selecting an appropriate branch model, production type, and concept for planning & control.

  • 4.6 Summary

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  • 4.7 Keywords

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  • 4.8 Scenarios and Exercises

    Intended learning outcomes: Differentiate between various concepts for planning & control within the company. Using process charts for synchronization between use and manufacturing with inventory control processes. Elaborate a basic process analysis as well as manufacturing processes in the company-internal layout.

  • 4.9 References

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