European Journal of Operational Research vol:7 issue:2 pages:101-110
Production planning practitioners are usually very well aware of the problems they are facing. Nowadays, they also have extensive information processing equipment and vast amounts of data at their disposal. Our experience, however, indicates that most practitioners have very little access to recent theoretical developments. This paper is a modest attempt at giving a critical evaluation of recent progress in production planning theory. It is the authors' hope that practitioners reading the paper will be able to pick up some ideas which could be useful to them.