production control


: systematic planning, coordinating, and directing of all manufacturing activities and influences to ensure having goods made on time, of adequate quality, and at reasonable cost

Examples of production control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recent investigations have revealed serious production control problems within Boeing’s supply chain operations. Steve Banker, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 The Minnesota Ballpark Authority (MBA), the public body that owns and operates the ballpark, will tap its capital improvement fund for $7.6 million for the first phase of the project: tearing apart and replacing the production control room. Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune, 15 July 2021 Solario, who’s now a production control coordinator for a Valencia race car company and a producer/director for a short films company called Vrge Media, says her earlier money mistakes were ultimately inspirational. Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2023 The description for the production control supervisor position mentions dealing with customers, external and internal suppliers and helping team members locate parts. Dan Carson, Chron, 13 Jan. 2023 In a sport that prides itself on knowing every statistical angle, and leans heavily on the use of statistics to quantify player value, shouldn’t rigorous production control be paramount to something so integral to the heart of the game? Maury Brown, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 One of Watkins’ newest employees is Eden Allen-Duenas, an assistant manager of production control, who started about 13 months ago. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2021 The investment in domestic products, local manufacturing jobs, 100% creative and production control makes sense to me. Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Digital networks control or mediate every stage of economic activity, from innovation and research to design, resource planning, and production control on through to logistics, e-commerce sales, and payment. Christopher R. O'Dea, National Review, 7 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of production control was in 1929

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“Production control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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