Definition

demand flow scheduling system

A demand flow scheduling system is a software product designed to optimize demand-based manufacturing practices.

Demand-based production, as opposed to batch production, is customer-driven rather than forecast-driven. Instead of producing goods in a large quantity and then storing the excess, goods are produced on a daily basis according to specific customer needs.

See also: just-in-time manufacturing; lean production; supply chain management

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This was last updated in June 2009
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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