production control


Definition of 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 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, "Mike Pompeo’s View of China," 7 Nov. 2019 Was Trump not aware that there is a relatively large system of agriculture subsidies (valued at over $20 billion per year, not counting the costs passed on to consumers by production controls that boost prices)? Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s ‘New’ Idea: Farm Subsidies," 12 Apr. 2018 McFarland was employed for 29 years in production control for the Harris Corporation, maker of lithograph printing presses. Brian Albrecht,, "Final farewell set for Clifford McFarland, Pearl Harbor survivor (photos, video)," 3 Jan. 2018

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Production control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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