Evolution of operations planning and control: from production to supply chains

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The focus of operations planning and control for manufacturing firms has expanded successively over the last 50 years.
New principles, techniques, and systems have emerged that have allowed for new approaches. The perspective for
planning and control has expanded from internal production operations to supply chain operations linking suppliers,
manufacturers, and customers. In this paper, we take a historical perspective identifying the key trends and focus shifts
in the evolution of planning and control, from shop floor control through material requirements planning (MRP), master
production scheduling (MPS), and sales and operations planning (S&OP) to supply chain planning (SCP).


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  • Transport Systems and Logistics


  • manufacturing, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, operations management, production activity control, sales and operations planning, shop floor control, supply chain planning
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6836-6843
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number23-24
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch