Activities relating to analysis and Control of Activities
The next problem after the designing of the production system is the analysis and control of the production system. It includes all decisions regarding production administration and therefore all functions of the management so far as they are applicable to the production system form the subject matter of the production management. These activities are:
1.Production Planning: The first decision in this regard is production planning. It involves preparation of short term production schedules plan for maintaining the records of raw materials and finished and semi finished stock specifying how the production resources of the concern are to be employed over some future time in response to the predicted demand for products and services.
2.Production Control: After planning the next managerial production function is to control the production according to the production plans because production plans cannot be activated unless they are properly guides and controlled. For this reason, production manager has to regulate work assignment review work progress and check remove discrepancies if any in the actual and planned performances. The production manager has to look after the production control activities at three levels.
3.Quality Control: The other important decision taken by the production manager concerns quality control. The Product quality refers to composite product characteristics of engineering and manufacturing that determines the degree to which the product in use will meet the expectations of the customers. Quality control can be ensured via the techniques of inspection and statistical quality control