The project report creates a production schedule for a SME manufacturing company in the water
purification industry. Even though it involves a specific company it could be adapted to suit any
water filtration manufacturer in South Africa as well as another small manufacturing company
looking to create an optimised production plan. The purpose of this project is to provide a report
to OUTBAC detailing their current as-is state and then highlighting the benefits of a to-be state
by implementing a production schedule and EOQ Inventory Model for better understanding of
their production system. The research methodology used in this project follows traditional
Industrial Engineering methodologies. The project report follows an Operations Research
approach, generating a production model and thereafter discussing implementation of the model.
This will enable OUTBAC to gain a better understanding of their production process and plan
ahead according to expected sales demand and how they can better achieve their operational
goals. The models discussed could be used to incorporate all of OUTBAC’s products.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2009.