INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN ENGINEERING MAKE-TO-ORDER AND MAKE-TO-STOCK: A CASE STUDY IN CORPORATE SECTOR GRAPHIC

Paulo Cesar Chagas Rodrigues (paulo@paulorodrigues.pro.br)
Produção, Faculdade de Engenharia de Bauru - UNESP
December, 2008
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Bacharel em Administração;
Especialização em Gestão de Negócios;
Mestre em Engenharia de produção;
Doutorando em Engenharia Mecânica.
 

Abstract

Industrial organizations are adopting productive models that prioritize the reduction of costs and increase the quality of their processes and products. In this context the optimization and streamlining the inventory management is a great opportunity for these companies conquer these goals.
To achieve this research methodology was chosen for the study of multiple cases (two cases), to meet to evaluate the inventory management in two companies in the sector chart located in the region of Bauru, in which one adopts the production system Engineering-To-Order (ETO) and the production system Make-To-Stock (MTS). Which was achieved by means of triangulation of data collection, i.e., semi-structured interviews, document analysis and observation in loco and they were light as the theoretical framework.
Through triangulation of information obtained during data collection, it was possible to develop a description of the inventory management and the production system used in each of the companies presented in case studies and cross-examination. After these procedures were developed to analyze the influence of the production system on the inventory management, which were analyzed in the following: production, estimates of demand, seasonality, layout, inventory management, setup, logistics supplies and logistics of distribution.
While reviewing the analysis of the influence of the production system on the management of inventories could be observed some differences in relation to the literature, they are: Logistics supply, distribution, inventory management, production systems Make-To-Stock and Engineering-To-Order.