Meaning and Definition
Production control involves implementation of production plans or schedules by coordinating different activities. It seeks to ensure that production operations and actual performance occur according to planned operations and performance. Production operations are constantly evaluated guided and directed along the plans formulated by the planning department. Production control endeavour to give the best possible service, consistent with available capacities and at the same time to secure the lowest possible cost. According to Bethed walter Smith and stackman: Production control is essentially control of quantity in manufacturing "According to William Voris "Production control is defined as the task of coordinating manufacturing activities in accordance with manufacturing plants so that pre conceived schedules can be attained with minimum economy and efficiency"
According ot British Standards Institute : It is a directive which regulates for an orderly flow of material and coordination of the different production operations following the scientific produce of its principles viz. Planning routing scheduling dispatching and inspecting and taking the objectives of production the right quality in the right quantity at the right time and at a minimum cost.According to Alford and Bomgs " The highest affiance in production is obtained by manufacturing the required quantity of product of the required at the required time by the best and cheapest methods.