Production planning in process industries
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
Purpose of this paper
The purpose is to map the production planning process in process industries and analyze how it is related to their specific planning conditions and relevant current literature. Further on the research aims at detecting similarities and differences in production planning at tactical level.
The research methodology has a holistic multi-case design with focus on planning processes involving several entities within the companies. Information sources are documentation and interviews.
Process industries with different structures and conditions plan production differently. For instance a difference has been found between how material dominated companies plan compared to capacity dominated ones.
Focus in this research has been on production planning at tactical level and therefore the strategic and operational level has mainly been left out of the study.
What is original/value of paper
The research gives insights in production planning processes for process industries and presents ideas on why the different production planning processes are designed as they are according some specific conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 19 p.
, LIU-IEI-WP, 2012:2
Process Industries, Production Planning, Tactical Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Multiple Case Study
Engineering and Technology Business Administration Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84980OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-84980DiVA: diva2:563350
An earlier version of this paper was presented at NOFOMA 2011, 9-10 June, Harstad, Norway.2012-10-292012-10-292014-03-25Bibliographically approved