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May 2, 2018

Emeritus Professor Rajan Suri publishes new POLCA book

Written By: Tom Ziemer

Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor Emeritus Rajan Suri recently published a new book, The Practitioner’s Guide to POLCA: The Production Control System for High‐Mix, Low‐Volume and Custom Products.

POLCA, an acronym for paired-cell overlapping loops of cards with authorization, is a system for managing flow of jobs in a manufacturing setting. Suri created the methodology through his work with the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing, which he founded and directed from 1993 to 2007.