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Utilising buffer management to manage uncertainty and focus improvement

  title={Utilising buffer management to manage uncertainty and focus improvement},
  author={R. Stratton and D. Robey and I. Allison},
Production planning and control (PPC on the one hand achieving an optimal plan and on the other ensuring reliable execution of that plan. Demand and process variability underlie this tension and drive the need to protect the plan through the use of buffering in the form of inventory, capacity and forward load. Simplified Drum-Buffer-Rope (SDBR) is a PP&C methodology that attempts to resolve this conflict by integrating the planning process with buffer management. This paper describes buffer… Expand
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