E inspection schedules which establish a programme

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e) Inspection schedules, which establish a programme for inspection and the criteria to be applied. f) Materials lists, which specify the type and quantities of materials and components for each product. 9.3.8 CONTROLLING OR FOLLOW-UP PHASE After dispatching production orders to various shops, it is necessary to regulate the progress of job through various processes. For this purpose, a follow up section is formed. The function of follow-up section is to report daily the progress of work in each shop in a prescribed format and to investigate the causes of deviation from the
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129 planned performance. This section sees that production is being performed as per schedule and tries to expedite it. 9.3.8.1 Purpose of Controlling Material: should reach the shop in required time so that production could be started as per schedule. Job progress: the follow up section sees that a particular product is passing through all its operation from raw material to final shape as per schedule. Assembly: follow up section sees that all the parts should be ready for assembly purpose in actual quantities at required time. Causes of delay includes: Error in routing, scheduling and dispatching Shortage and delay of material supply Equipment breakdown Lack of proper tools, gauges, jigs and fixtures, etc. 9.4 REVISION POINTS 1) Operations planning is concerned with the determination, acquisition and arrangement of all facilities necessary for the future operations, whereas Operations control is concerned with the implementation of a predetermined operations plan or policy and the control of all aspects of operations according to such a plan or policy. 2) Benefits of a better operations planning are summarized in three groups namely benefits to customers / investors, benefits to employees, producers, community and share-holders, and benefits to the nation. 3) The main functions of operations planning are release orders, assign jobs, provide sequencing priorities, control the manufacturing lead time, monitor the priority status of jobs, and monitor the capacity status of facilities. 4) Planning is affected by type of product - larger or smaller size, seasonal, analytical or synthetic, type of manufacturing systems - continuous, job shop, or batch production. 5) Routing includes the planning of where and by whom work shall be done, the determination of the path that work shall follow and the necessary sequence of operations. It forms the basis for most of the scheduling and dispatching techniques of planning. 6) Loading means assignment of job to a facility, viz: machine, men, dept, etc. 7) Scheduling is the time phase of loading. It is assignment of job to a facility specifying the particular sequence of the work and the time of actual performance.
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