Making a production routine working straight back from deadline and time. It reveals what's required when in task in front of you. Refer to forwards scheduling.
Method of deciding a production routine by working backwards from the deadline (or time) towards the start time (or time), and computing the materials and time required at each procedure or stage. Both product needs preparing (MRP/MRP-I) and manufacturing sources planning (MRP-II), for example, tend to be backward scheduling methods. Compare with backward running. See in addition forwards scheduling.