(8) Each bay or room must be identified by a numeral or letter.
(9) The operational sequence must be depicted by use of standardized symbols.
(10) The location of pallets, tables, APE, etc., must be depicted where they will be used. A legend
must be used to briefly explain the operations, inspections, and locations of pallets, tables, APE,
(11) A pilot run on a small sample may be tried out to determine if the initial SOP is sufficient and
will provide a satisfactory end product.
h. Production Control.
(1) Production control should support the following objectives:
(c) Production schedules on the basis of headquarters requirements and availability of all
facilities of the line.
(d) Availability of all facilities for production at the time the job is scheduled.
(e) Maintaining production levels for the best utilization of trained personnel.
(f) Keeping abreast of the current delivery dates of items to be renovated, special machinery
needed for the particular job, and component items that will be needed.
(g) Direction of the major flow of the item and component part transportation within the area.
(h) Receipt of reports of work done and evaluation of performance.
(i) Replacement when original plans are not carried out. Should the ongoing program be
terminated or experience an inordinate delay, the next scheduled program should be readily
available to commence operation, thereby minimizing production down time and maximizing
utilization of the workforce and facilities.
(j) Minimizing the idle time of men and machines.
(k) Maximizing the quality and quantity of renovated items completed.
(2) Production control charts can provide assistance in attaining maximum production performance.
Charts kept posted with timely information in a neat manner can provide a ready, valuable source
of information for answering questions from higher headquarters and for forecasting bottlenecks
and schedule shippages. A chart is also used for posting expected deliveries of ammunition to be
renovated, component parts to be used in the renovation, and special equipment needed for the
particular job. The remoteness of several sections (lines), away from immediate control of the
unit (section), necessitates the use of a computer driven or chart-type control device to indicate
the progress each operation has made on assigned jobs. The type of chart utilized is dependent
solely on the situation and the supervisor.