Vincent C.S. Wiers

Vincent C.S. Wiers

Dr. Vincent C.S. Wiers has more than 20 years of experience in the area of production planning and control. He is employed by the Eindhoven University of Technology as an Industrial Fellow. His research interest is the human factor in production control. As a consultant, he has been working on more than 30 projects to improve supply chain planning. He is a recognized specialist in advanced planning & scheduling and he has worked with leading software suppliers in implementation projects. In 1996, he visited Memorial University of Newfoundland to start his cooperation with Dr. Kenneth McKay. This has led to several papers and a book on the gap between theory and practice in the field of production control. He was involved in the first comprehensive book on the human factor in planning and scheduling, edited by Dr. Bart MacCarthy and Dr. John Wilson. At Eindhoven University of Technology, he works together with professors Ton de Kok and Jan Fransoo on the human factor in production control and he lectures about advanced planning and scheduling systems. He is currently working on a book on APS systems.

Manufacturing Excellence: Renewal and Rebirth

Manufacturing Excellence: Renewal and Rebirth
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09/14/2015

Kenneth N. McKay and Vincent C.S. Wiers

Hello, I'm Jake, a retired production planner. I've been talking to my coffee mate Ben about the factory where I have spent the better part of my life. Believe me, I have seen things go well and even more go very wrong. I’m outside the gate now, but the grapevine is keeping me up to date. Which is why I know that the factory is heading into oblivion, as management does not seem to understand commonsense principles and they are testing the patience of their main customer. But wait, things look like they might change when new management is brought in.