Production planning is a key to success of any kind of company and business. It involves lot of planning to satisfy every need of customer which will result in profit. Every company or industry has a specific kind of plan which varies from each other. When there is not efficient planning done then business will suffer at large. This planning is a kind of a process of establishing an overall level of output. This process also includes any other activities needed to satisfy recent planned levels, while meeting the company’s main objective which is profit, and also lead times, productivity and customer satisfaction. This plan should link with the strategic goals as well as coordinating operations with resource availability sales objective and financial budgets. This planning requires the comparison capabilities and sales requirements and along with the inclusion of budgets.
The main objective behind this plan is to establish production rater which will achieve management purpose of satisfying customers need. Production scheduling is also from this planning. Its main function is to set a quality of a product with a specified period of time. The function of a manufacturing enterprise is responsible for the efficient planning, scheduling and coordination of all production activities. This can be viewed as control process. The control could be in form of schedule and plans. Every manufacturing company requires an effective planning to run an efficient manufacturing organization. Any work done with proper planning will lead to a success. Whatever planning is done is mainly to fulfill the needs and demands of the customer and also to maximize our profit.
No matter whatever the business is, wholesale or retail the main integral part of business activity is Production Planning. Apart from this plan there are other plans which are also undertaken like, marketing plan, organizational plan, financial plan and operations plan. There is a procedure in writing this plan. Estimating the number of products to be produced should be written. Then planning of components and raw materials, identifying specific operation for production, planning the number of skilled workers needed, planning the stages of manufacturing casting the product or service etc. with the help of this list one can make a effective planning.