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Intensive development of technologies, in particular of the spinotronics, nanotechnology, robotics, and ICT, shapes the new generation production systems. Their distinctive feature is the flexibility associated with production intelligence. It is required from all processes, including the production planning and control processes (PPCP). The article is of conceptual character. It was prepared based on literature research. It encompasses issues related to Next Generation Manufacturing Systems, including Intelligent Manufacturing Systems in particular, covering solutions for PPCP. The article was also built upon the results of research on the level of automation of Polish manufacturing enterprises. The research results in the development of general assumptions of an informatic management system for the transformation of PPCP for technologically advanced and organizational production systems. The system has a modular structure resulting from its functions, which include identifying the need for transformation, its goals and vision, planning, design, implementation and evaluation of transformation. It takes the technical, organizational, socio-psychological and economic aspects of transformation into account. Choosing the right solutions for PPCP purposes allows for flexible adaptation to the requirements and needs of the environment. Its essential part is the knowledge database, thanks to which it is possible to shape the system’s intelligence.