Accession Number : ADB093316

Title :   ICAM (Integrated Computer-Aided Manufacturing) Integrated Planning System (IPS). Volume 3. Product Specification Record and Provide Production Information.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Sep 80-31 May 84,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY PRODUCTION RESOURCES CONSULTING

Personal Author(s) : Navarretta, R. D. ; Nirsberger, H. M. ; VanDerminden, L. C. ; Kraus, P. F. ; Galloway, K. F.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The primary objective of the IPS Production Planning and Control System Record and Provide Production Information function is to support the PP&CS Factory Loading function by providing a number of transactions enabling the user to define the target manufacturing environment and establish various loading parameters required for proper execution of PP&CS loading and balancing functions factory loading software supported by 'record and provide' transactions is an integral part of the contemporary concept of closed-loop manufacturing control. In brief, closed-loop manufacturing control begins with 'higher-level' master scheduling and material requirements planning systems responsible for calculating gross requirements purchased and produced material. Gross requirements are then 'netted' against quantities of material on hand resulting in a determination of net requirements. Shop orders and purchase orders for the net requirements are scheduled in a 'time-phased' manner, i.e. by offsetting for manufacturing lead time and purchasing lead time, to insure delivery prior to the date of need.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, *LOADING(HANDLING), SPECIFICATIONS, CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS, CONTROL, MANUFACTURING, DETERMINATION, REQUIREMENTS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, LEAD TIME, PLANNING, PARAMETERS, MATERIALS, PRODUCTION, FUNCTIONS, QUANTITY, ENVIRONMENTS.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE