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Human Performance in Planning and Scheduling - B. L. MacCarthy

Human Performance in Planning and Scheduling

By: B. L. MacCarthy (Editor), John R. Wilson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th March 2001
ISBN: 9780748409297
Number Of Pages: 480

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Understanding how to make the best of human skills and knowledge is essential in the design of technology and jobs, particularly where these involve decision-making and uncertainty. Recent developments have been made in naturalistic decision-making, distributed cognition and situational awareness, particularly with respect to aviation, transport and strategic planning, the nuclear industry and other high-risk industries.
Despite the integration of computer-based support systems in production scheduling in recent years, the reality is that most enterprises consist of reactive re-scheduling, involving a high degree of human involvement. It is often with the insight, knowledge and skills of people that scheduling skills can function with any degree of success.
Human Performance in Planning and Scheduling covers many industries, including clothing, steel, machine tools, paper/board, and the automobile industry. Using international case studies from various manufacturing industries, they highlight the fact that the human scheduler is a pivotal element in the scheduling process. Each section of the book includes an introduction with an overview of the material to follow, clearly identifying themes, discussion points and highlights inter-connections between the authors' work.

Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
The Re-emergence of the Domainp. 1
The Human Contribution to Planning, Scheduling and Control in Manufacturing Industry--Background and Contextp. 3
From Anecdotes to Theory: A Review of Existing Knowledge on Human Factors of Planning and Schedulingp. 15
Lessons from the Factory Floorp. 45
Field Studies of Planners, Schedulers and Industrial Practicep. 65
A Case Study of Scheduling Practice at a Machine Tool Manufacturerp. 67
Making Sense of Scheduling: The Realities of Scheduling Practice in an Engineering Firmp. 83
Boundaries of the Supervisory Role and their Impact on Planning and Controlp. 105
Lingering Amongst the Lingerie: An Observation-based Study into Support for Scheduling at a Garment Manufacturerp. 135
Decision Support for Production Scheduling Tasks in Shops with Much Uncertainty and Little Autonomous Flexibilityp. 165
Human Factors in the Planning and Scheduling of Flexible Manufacturing Systemsp. 179
Plans, Schedules and Computer Systemsp. 199
Design of a Knowledge-based Scheduling System for a Sheet Material Manufacturerp. 201
Design and Implementation of an Effective Decision Support System: A Case Study in Steel Hot Rolling Mill Schedulingp. 217
A Field Test of a Prototype Scheduling Systemp. 231
Architecture and Interface Aspects of Scheduling Decision Supportp. 245
Designing and Using an Interactive MRP-CRP System Based on Human Responsibilityp. 281
Context and Environment for Planning, Scheduling and Controlp. 309
Assessing the Effectiveness of Manufacturing Information Systemsp. 311
Planning and Scheduling in the Batch Chemical Industryp. 339
Engineering a Vehicle for World Class Logistics: From Paradox to Paradigm Shift on the Rover 75p. 355
A Socio-technical Approach to the Design of a Production Control System: Towards Controllable Production Unitsp. 383
Planning and Scheduling in Secondary Work Systemsp. 411
Defining the Future Research Domainp. 449
Influencing Industrial Practice in Planning, Scheduling and Controlp. 451
Indexp. 463
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ISBN: 9780748409297
ISBN-10: 0748409297
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 29th March 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.94
Edition Number: 1

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