Production planning for SMEs

SME's have a limited capability to absorb complex planning methods. The focus of this research is Make To Order SME's, in a high variety low volume context. The research has established the criteria for adequate planning methods suitable for SMEs, and based on this, has identified a simplified version of the Theory of Constraints as the most suitable approach to improve on-time delivery in a MTO environment. Currently tests of the new approach are being organized and monitored in a number of companies. This research is carried out in Ecuador, in collaboration with ESPOL (Escola Superior Polytechnica del Littoral in Guadalquil, Ecuador).


Author
Marcos Buestàn
Promoter(s)
  • Hendrik Van Landeghem
Date
Feb. 4, 2014, 4:03 p.m.
Research group
LERC