Production planning and control analyzed from a complexity point of view

Authors

  • Simone Sehnem Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração
  • Rolf Hermann Erdmann Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5700/issn.2177-8736.rege.2006.36576

Keywords:

PCP, Complexity, Organization, Adaptation, Learning

Abstract

A poultry farm was analyzed using the Complexity Theory to understand strategic activities of production, production planning, programming and control carried out in this complex environment. A qualitative case study made use of information collecting, interview and observation techniques. The innovative analysis adopted disclosed how interaction, adjustment, learning and group development took place. Single loop and negative feedback actions were usual for a predominantly linear and sequential approach. Further, autonomy, self-organization, double loop and positive feedback were also noted but only in exceptional situations.

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Published

2006-12-01

How to Cite

Sehnem, S., & Erdmann, R. H. (2006). Production planning and control analyzed from a complexity point of view . REGE Revista De Gestão, 13(4), 79-94. https://doi.org/10.5700/issn.2177-8736.rege.2006.36576

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