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Production Control in Industry

    Naturevolume 155page17 (1945) | Download Citation

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    UNDER the title "Production Control in the Small Factory: Office Aid to the Factory" (B.S. 1100. Part 2. 1944), the British Standards Institution has issued a booklet designed to advise on production control technique in the small factory. The need is stressed for control in order to make it possible economically to increase production and to eliminate waste of time and effort. The practice and procedure recommended are illustrated by taking as example a firm in which between fifty and sixty people are employed in the manufacture of jigs and fixtures for small assemblies. The number of schedules, records and documents is kept down to the minimum for simple control over issuing quotations, purchasing and stock, volume of work to be handled, flow of work to shops, production instructions, time-keeping and costs. The methods described are illustrated with specimen schedules, cards, record sheets, and a comprehensive order flow chart, which shows the various stages through which an order will pass. By careful study of these recommendations, factory managers should be able to adapt them to their firm's individual needs.

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