Development of a Survey of Available Computer Software for Maintaining Work in Process and Quantifying Manufacturing Throughput Time
Final rept. Nov 88-Nov 89,
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRIES NEW YORK
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Forty-one companies were contacted and interviewed to obtain a software package which would prognosticate manufacturing throughput time and adjust the prediction predicated on the efficiency history of workers assigned to specific job tasks involved in the production of specific garment styles and, indicate the quantity of work that is required at each workers work station predicated on the efficiency history of each assigned to specific job tasks involved in the production of specific garment styles. All software developersvenders queried indicated that their software did not provide the above information but there is an apparent need for the information and it would be valuable for management to have. All software developervenders, with only one exception, indicated that, on condition that should they be given a contract to develop this software, they could do so. The one exception however, understanding the importance of this software to Quick Response planning and its marketing significance, began the software development but was unable to complete the project before discontinuing its business.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems