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Master Scheduling:

A Practical Guide to Competitive Manufacturing, Third Edition

This book is the most comprehensive book available on the topic of master scheduling.   In this third edition just released, author John Proud goes into great detail on the topics of master scheduling mechanics, functions of master scheduling within different environments, bills, schedules, rough-cut capacity planning, and the link with Sales & Operations Planning.   The book ends with an extensive chapter containing critical information on effective implementation.   This should be the handbook for anyone directly involved in day-to-day master scheduling as well as all departments integral to the scheduling process.

Building on the four cornerstones of a manufacturing business - customers, products, resources, and suppliers - by the unifying power of vision and competence, you will learn that master scheduling is a competency like engineering, financial management, and logistics.   It represents a capability to get the job done and to fulfill the larger vision and mission of the company.   Master scheduling is a core competency in any manufacturing company aspiring to Class A performance.

John Proud has compiled years of hands-on experience from working in his early years in the day-to-day operations of the master scheduling process in manufacturing companies and combine it with his knowledge of the detailed level functioning of the process; how master scheduling is fed into by other processes, and the feedback of information for operations through his experience with hundreds of consulting clients.    

Throughout this book, John illustrates key concepts using worksheets and walking the reader through each phase step by step.   In this newest edition, all graphs, flow charts, policies listings, and procedure listings have been updated to reflect the latest best practices.   Following the Implementation chapter, this book contains Class A Master Scheduling Process and Performance Checklists, a Sample Implementation Task List, a Sample Process Flow Diagram, and an extensive 38-page glossary defining the most current terminology ensuring a thorough understanding of all the requirements of Class A master scheduling performance.