Each organization uses a variety of processes, machinery, equipment,labor skills, and material. To be profitable, a firm must organize all these factors to make the right goods at the right time at top quality and do so as economically as possible.
There are five major levels in the manufacturing planning and control (MPC) system:
- Strategic business plan.
- Production plan (sales and operations plan).
- Master production schedule.
- Material requirements plan.
- Purchasing and production activity control.