3) The planned order release schedules of an MRP system would determine when materials should be entered into the PSCL system using procedures similar to those described by Weiss.
In the same way this control technique can be extended to a PSCL environment.
A PSCL environment should enable the problems to be identified and made the subject of continuous improvement exercises, for example:
In a PSCL environment problems with long set-up times will present themselves as an inability of a cell to maintain its lead time cycle.
A PSCL environment would provide a suitable environment for the removal of "non value-adding" service tasks such as maintenance, work planning and quality control.
Integrated MRP/kanban planning and control tools are now established practice at a number of organizations and these procedures would be required within a PSCL environment because of the variety of items being processed and the irregularity of component purchase lead times, order quantities and demand patterns.