The role of hierarchical production planning in food manufacturing SMEs

Anita Kumar, Seamus O'Reilly, Frederick Adam

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Abstract

In recent years there has been an increasing interest in make-to-stock and make-to-order combined strategies in food manufacturing operations. However, most scholarly work to-date has neglected the role of hierarchical production planning (HPP) in guiding small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) implementation of such strategies. The purpose of this paper is to address food SME manufacturers’ readiness to adopt such strategies, in terms of internal integration and their capability to adopt formalised planning approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1362-1385
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Operations & Production Management
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Action research
  • Combined MTO-MTS
  • Hierarchical production planning (HPP)
  • Quality decision making
  • SME food manufacturing

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