Planning Stability in Material Requirements Planning Systems

  • GeraldĀ Heisig

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 515)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
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    Pages 1-6
  3. Gerald Heisig
    Pages 65-126
  4. Gerald Heisig
    Pages 127-165
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    Pages 167-170
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-268

About this book


In logistics systems, the issue of planning stability has attracted increased attention and interest in recent years. This is mainly due to an increasing integration of planning systems both within and across companies in supply chain management. The propagation of adjustments in planning systems first acquired wide attention when MRP systems were employed as standard planning tools for material coordination. Within a rolling horizon framework the MRP application produced considerable planning instability which origins from uncertainties in the planner's exogenous environment as well as from endogenous sources. This book presents an analytical investigation that gives deep insight into the influence of different kind of inventory control rules on the stability of material planning systems under stochastic demand in a rolling horizon environment.


Inventory Control Logistics Planning Planning Stability Rolling Horizon algorithm algorithms distribution function production proof

Authors and affiliations

  • GeraldĀ Heisig
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and ManagementOtto-von-Guericke-University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43015-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55928-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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