Procedure of Production Control
1. Control of activities : It involves the release of manufacturing orders, setting plans in motion at assigned times by means of dispatching.
2. Control of Material Movement: This requires observation of time of receipt of material from vender of issuance to shop and of movement within the shop all in accordance with the production plans.
3. Control to Tool Availability: This requires observation of the availability of the tools specified by the production planning division in the tools crib as and when planned.
4. Control of Due Dates: This requires observation of the effect of delays or stoppages on machine loading which may interfere with the completion of the work assigned to the machine on the due date. Machine loading is defined as the amount of work assigned ahead to each a machine. It is sometimes wrongly called machine burden.
5. Control of Quantity Produce: This involves observation of work in process at predetermined stages to determine if the right quantity of acceptable work has been processed.
6. Control of Replacements: This requires observation of the quantity of raw material and of work in process that fails to pass each stage of inspection with provision for issuing replacement orders for such material of work.
7. Control of Labor Efficiency: This requires the observation and recording of the time taken as each unit of work in process and comparison with the time allowance as planned. It also involves a comparison of the total man hours consumed with that planned for specified periods.
8. Control of Progress of Orders: This requires the observation of the progress of orders by marking off completed work on the production schedule and the production department copy the combined manufacturing order and route sheet.