Selection of production time forecasting method for customized products

  • 1 Department of Management and Production Engineering – Poznan University of Technology, Republic of Poland


The article concerns the problem of selection the most suitable method of calculating manufacturing time of products created in Design To Order approach. Product customization is becoming an increasingly important aspect of many companies. The basic problem of this type of production is the determination of time needed for delivery to the customer. Also estimating the duration of individual production operations can be a significant problem for production planning. Without these values, it is not possible to conduct the production planning process without mistakes and faulties. The use of common worktime calculation methods is often impossible or inadequate from the point of view of the workload involved during production preparation. The article presents the results of practical research in an enterprise, determining the most effective method of calculating production time in Design To Order approach.



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