A decision support tool for planning bills-of-material
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CUNNINGHAM, MICHAEL; HIGGINS, PAUL; BROWNE, JIM (1996). A decision support tool for planning bills-of-material. Production Planning & Control 7 (3), 312-328
In this paper, the framework for a decision support tool for planning bills-of-material is presented. This tool generates a set of modular planning bills-of-material from the manufacturing bills-of-material for a company. The tool attempts to consolidate options in a product family which are specific. The force with which the tool attempts to consolidate two or more options is dependent on the financial control parameters. As well as having a minimum amount of common material, the financial value of such a match must also be of sufficiently high value to be worth planning together. The tool also examines the long-term inventory effect of planning two or more options as common.