Production planning is an elementary aspect of supply chain management and requires appropriate and effective tools. The purpose of this paper is to present the concept, design, and implementation of a software prototype for production planning that incorporates aspects of the Constant Work-In-Process (ConWIP) manufacturing system. In introductory sections, essential knowledge about fundamental strategies of production planning and the concept of ConWIP are subsumed. After a brief illustration of the manufacturing process in the company for which this work has been conducted, various aspects of the actual software implementation are presented. The paper concludes with a discussion about potentials and limitations of the solution. © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Gastermann, B., Stopper, M., Luftensteiner, F., & Katalinic, B. (2014). Implementation of a software prototype with ConWIP characteristics for production planning and stock management. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 69, pp. 423–432). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.03.008