Master Planning and Scheduling: An Essential Guide to Competitive Manufacturing: 4th Edition

Master Planning and Scheduling: An Essential Guide to Competitive Manufacturing: 4th Edition




By: John Proud and Eric Deutsch

Discover the practical, real-world advantages of the Oliver Wight master planning and scheduling methodology.

The newly revised Fourth Edition of Master Planning and Scheduling: An Essential Guide to Competitive Manufacturing delivers a masterful exploration of today’s master planning and scheduling techniques, as well as an insightful discussion of the future of the master planning and scheduling processes and profession.

Written in the context of an ever-evolving digital environment and augmented with new and critical information required to implement best practices, the book is a guide for practitioners and leaders on the principles of master planning and scheduling and its application in modern and future work environments.

In this book, readers will learn:

  • Insights regarding top-down, bottom-up, and side-to-side integration of business practices in support of a company’s strategic direction and tactical deployment
  • The critical link between time-phased integrated business planning, master planning, master scheduling, capacity planning, and material planning
  • “How-to” details and examples to support master planning and scheduling implementation and enhancements within the company’s demand and supply organizations

Master Planning and Scheduling is an indispensable guide for supply chain professionals, planners, and schedulers in all functional domains of a business. It also belongs on the bookshelves of any executive or manager who seeks to improve their understanding of best practice planning and scheduling processes and how those processes enable a business to outperform the competition through alignment, integration, and synchronization across all functions in an organization.

About the Authors

JOHN F. PROUD is a business advisor with Oliver Wight. Throughout his career, Mr. Proud has enjoyed collaborating with several large companies, from Lockheed Martin and Boeing to Weyerhaeuser and Starbucks. He has educated and consulted throughout the USA as well as around the free world. Numerous companies under his leadership and coaching have implemented supply chain management including master planning and scheduling best practice principles for more than 50 years. Mr. Proud was a recipient of the Who’s Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021 and will be listed in Who’s Who in America in 2022.

ERIC DEUTSCH is a business advisor with Oliver Wight, working with companies to implement and improve their integrated business planning processes. He has an academic background and career experience in the biotech industry and, since starting his consulting practice, has worked across many industries to coach and advise clients through transformational change. In addition to advising clients, he is a member of the Oliver Wight Board of Directors and teaches the Oliver Wight Master Planning and Scheduling Course offered publicly several times per year.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × 3 in