Planning and Scheduling in Supply Chains: An Overview of Issues in Practice

Stephan Kreipl, Michael Pinedo
2009 Production and operations management  
T his paper gives an overview of the theory and practice of planning and scheduling in supply chains. It first gives an overview of the various planning and scheduling models that have been studied in the literature, including lot sizing models and machine scheduling models. It subsequently categorizes the various industrial sectors in which planning and scheduling in the supply chains are important; these industries include continuous manufacturing as well as discrete manufacturing. We then
more » ... cribe how planning and scheduling models can be used in the design and the development of decision support systems for planning and scheduling in supply chains and discuss in detail the implementation of such a system at the Carlsberg A/S beerbrewer in Denmark. We conclude with a discussion on the current trends in the design and the implementation of planning and scheduling systems in practice.
doi:10.1111/j.1937-5956.2004.tb00146.x fatcat:fmp65exv3zfdvfe6yo757z77qa