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August 1, 2013

Pinch Analysis for Production Planning in Manufacturing Industries

The two new graphical techniques presented here can help optimize factory capacity and financial resources

Joseph S. H. Lim Adirondack Pvt. Ltd. and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Dominic C. Y. Foo University of Nottingham Malaysia Denny K. S. Ng Univ

In this article, two novel graphical techniques for production planning are proposed, namely production planning pinch diagram (PPPD) and production planning grand composite curve (PPGCC). These new production planning tools can be used to optimize factory capacity and financial resources,...

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