Production control procedures are important when dealing with production. Here we look at three factors that helps to determine the best production control procedures for the company.
What is Production Control Procedures?
Production control procedures are the methods used to manage and monitor the production process. They help to ensure that products are produced efficiently and effectively, and that they meet quality standards.
This can include assigning duties to workers, monitoring production with quality control measures, and keeping track of inventory levels.
Production control procedures fall under the broader term of Production Planning and Control.
3 Important Factors That Determine Production Control Procedures
There are three important factors that determine the production control procedures used in manufacturing:
- Nature of Production
- Complex Operations
- Magnitude of Operations
1. Nature of Production
Depending on the length of time a production process takes without a change in setup, manufacturing firms are classified as intermittent, continuous, or composite.
The production process itself must be taken into consideration when establishing production schedules. For example, the time required to set up a machine and load it with raw material is significantly shorter than the time required to set up a machine to run in a “steady-state” mode.
2. Complex Operations
The more complex the process is, the more time it takes to setup a machine for production. The number of operations that are performed during a given period of time should also be considered. It will take longer to produce a product using five operations than it would using one operation.
For example, molding involves several complex operations including: cutting the plastic sheet, spraying a release agent over its surface, applying a runner, assembling components (parts) in correct order on top of it and finally injecting molten material in to the cavity created by all these actions to produce the finished product.
3. Magnitude of Operations
The magnitude of operations is also an important factor for determining setup time. Generally speaking, the higher the number of parts involved in a process, the longer it will take to set up a machine for production.
In addition to having many parts per unit or one part that is made up of numerous smaller parts requires additional machine stops and adjustments to the many parts.
How to Ensure the Production Controls are Effective?
There are a few key factors that determine whether or not the production controls are effective.
# Step 1
The first is having a clear and concise plan. This plan should outline what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. It should also be reviewed and updated regularly.
# Step 2
The second factor is having the right tools and resources in place. This includes things like having the proper equipment and materials, as well as having enough staff to complete the work.
# Step 3
The third factor is making sure that the production controls are tested and verified. This means ensuring that they meet all safety and quality standards. It also means regularly testing them to make sure they are still effective.
Overall, having clear and concise plans, the right tools and resources, and verified production controls are key to ensuring that the production controls are effective.
In conclusion, by understanding the types of products being produced, the volume of production, and the desired quality of the product, a firm can develop an effective plan for controlling production.
Additionally, it is important to have a clear understanding of the resources available and how they can be best utilized. With careful planning and execution, production control can help ensure that products are produced efficiently and with high quality.