Production control is widely used within many different industries. When applied to a specific operation, it can help to manage as well as streamline a production process. When applied to manufacturing processes, production control can help to manage the real-time work-flow of a manufacturing line.
For production control to work effectively, a production control manager is usually required to oversee the task. This role enables the direct management of a production, allowing for a greater degree of focus and control on the production specifically. In other words, with someone focused on managing the production of say a supply chain, they will be immediately aware of any problems, or will quickly spot opportunities for improvement.
This not only allows for a more hands on approach to the day to day operations of a manufacturing process, in real-time. But also helps to manage resources within specific departments, since a separate control facility is allocated for the task of production control.