BME 316: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATION
MODULE- I – CHAPTER- 1: PRODUCTION PLANNING &
1. Definition & objective of PPC
Production is an organized activity of converting raw materials into
useful products. But before starting the actual production process planning is
To anticipate possible difficulties.
To decide in advance – how the production processes be carried
out in a best & economical way to satisfy customers.
However, only planning of production is not sufficient. Hence
management must take all possible steps to see that plans chalked out by the
planning department are properly adhered to and the standard sets are
attained. In order to achieve it, control over production process is exercised.
Therefore, the ultimate objective of production planning and control is
to produce products of
in right quantity
at right time
By using the best and least expensive methods/procedure.
PPC may be defined as the direction and co-ordination of the firms
materials and physical facilities towards the attainment of pre-specified
production goals in the most efficient and economical way.