The tasks of factory planning and scheduling do not exist in isolation. They exist and are executed within organizations. The decisions imbedded in plans are created with information about the actual requirements and processes, as well as, organizational knowledge about the context and execution issues. The execution of the decisions ultimately translates to a physical activity (perhaps a drill biting into a piece of metal), but this execution is possibly dependent upon a number of constraints being relaxed and orchestrated before the activity takes place. In this chapter, the organizational context of factory production control is discussed and a preliminary framework proposed for the organizational aspects of the factory planning and scheduling tasks.
|Title of host publication||Planning in intelligent systems: aspects, motivations, and methods|
|Editors||R.J. Jorna, A.M. Meystel, W.M.C. Wezel, van|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|