This research was designed to find out how production planning and control in a manufacturing concern can be improved to achieve the organizational aims and objectives.
This therefore draws the attention of establishment/ organization that practice it to realize the beat way for effective proper production planning and control needed for the operations.
This led to the purpose of the study, which include the production function which deals with determination what product or service to produce. How the new material and equipment are to be obtained and maintained.
To draw the attention of the organizations on what proportion production actually starts.
Questionnaires and interviews were the main research instrument contained (13) questions, which were analyzed. Random samplings were the sampling techniques used in drawing the sample from the population.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Title page i
Approval page ii
Table of content vi
1.1 Background of study 1
2.1 The development of the production plan 9
3.1 Introduction 19
4.1 Methods of analysis- sample % 29
5.1 Summary of findings 39
1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
The production function deals with determining what product or service to produce, how the raw material and equipment are to be obtained, acquiring layout and maintaining the physical facilities needed for the operation. It involves changing input getting output at a very reasonable cost at the right quality price and time
Before an entrepreneur get into business one of the things he must consider before getting into business is to develop a production plan. The entrepreneur has to think of the products colors, shape, models, and kind of raw materials to be used and in what proportion. What is the most appropriate technology required, machines to be purchased leased or borrowed and what infrastructure facilities must be available before production actually starts. Any mistake that the entrepreneur makes at this point of planning stage count to be too costly.
With the increasing growth and expansion of many manufacturing concerns in the economy. It is clear that adverse effect will be much if good attempt is not made to adequately and effectively specify what plan of production process is to be taken and the necessary measures to put in place so a s to ensure the highest level of productivity in the organization which is faced with economic depression.
If production is not adequately planned and controlled. They obviously will affect the output level on the work place and as such most of or majority of the orders made by customer. Will not be met and the company will lose its goodwill and customers and all these represent various form of cost to the form.
The study intends to examine the production planning and control function and how they are carried out in the present day Nigeria.
It is also essential to know to know the processes involved and when the problems are incurred.
Furthermore, it is believed that the study will help the industry to recognize the drawbacks and how to alleviate them
The production planning and control process is aimed at helping the researcher to find answer to the following questions.
The importance of the study is to enable practicing management to know the importance role production planning and control plays in achieving the objectives of the organization.
Secondly it will enable management students to know the process of policy in production planning and control. The importance roles it plays in achieving the objectives of an organization.
Thirdly, it will enable proper plan policy and guidance for the achievement of the production planning objectives.
Finally, it will enable the general readers to know the role production planning and control plays in achieving the objectives of the organization.
In this regard, delimitation arises out of the following.
In the course of using questionnaires to collect data, it was observed that the altitude of workers or respondents was not quite encouraging. In most cases, some of the questionnaires distributed were completely filled and on other instances, they were rejected for empirical reasons at times where the respondent, accept the questionnaires unwillingly, it took time and much effort to recover them.
This study is limited to the topic production planning and control in a manufacturing concern, Dem-may Nigeria ltd Owerri. In this course of this research works the researcher encounter a lot of problem which include
PLANNING-the process of arranging the material and human resources to achieve the organizational objectives.
CONTROL-the placement of material to aimed at organizational objectives.
EFFECTIVENESS- the extent to which the result was produced at minimum cost.
MANAGEMENT-This is the process of achieving and
Arriving at organizational goals through coordinate performance of some functions.
PRODUCTION- Measure of how specified resources are used to accomplish timely objective stated in terms of quality.