A feasibility study on the development of an integrated manufacturing planning and control system in the South African sawmill industry

Kapp S.B. ; Price C.S. ; Turner P. ; Vermaas H.F. (1999)

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A feasibility study was conducted to assess the potential application of an integrated manufacturing planning and control (MPC) system within the South African sawmill industry. Implementation of such a system could enhance the international competitiveness of the sawmill industry through improved supply chain co-ordination. Potential benefits include higher turnover, lower manufacturing cost and improved customer service. Profit improvements of between 2-7% on turnover have been reported from commercial applications internationally.

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