Title Development and Implementation of a Computerised Production Planning and Control System
Journal International journal of Engineering And Applied Science
Publisher Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria.
Issue 1
ISSN 1119-8109
Pages 168-187
Subject Industrial & Production Engineering
Date of Publication June 2020

AUTHOR(S) Nwamekwe C. O., Chinwuko C. E.and Mgbemena C. E


To remain competitive, there is a need for production companies to maximize their profit. To achieve this, they need an automatic system that can predict future productivity based on their current production capacity, plan the materials, and schedule the production, thus the need for a Computerised Production Planning and Control System (CPPCS). This paper presents the activities carried out in the design development and implementation of a CPPCS applicable to manufacturing organisations, using a textile company in Nigeria as a case study. The system is designed to handle the forecast, material planning and scheduling of production planning and control. The design methodology adopted was the Structured System Analysis and Design Method. The design was achieved using PHP programming language and MySQL as the database file. Time series forecasting principle was adopted. The novelty of this paper is that the developed system can provide a real-time feedback on the raw material inventory and effectively schedule the product-mix. The feedback of the system was tested on two case studies and the results showed reduction in both delivery dates on customers’ orders and processing time of the system. The productivity increase was calculated to be at 1.32 meters-per-unit production, and the efficiency of the system was evaluated at 79.8%. The developed system not only saves time but also produces efficient results with increased productivity.

Keywords: – Product-Mix Scheduling; Real-Time Feedback; Productivity; Production Possibility Curve; Unified Modelling Language

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