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Beyond Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II)

Advanced Models and Methods for Production Planning

  • Andreas Drexl
  • Alf Kimms

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Master Production Scheduling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gürsel A. Süer, Miguel Saiz, Omar Rosado-Varela
      Pages 21-42
  3. Material Requirements Planning

  4. Lot Sizing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Michael Bastian, Michael Volkmer
      Pages 93-126
    3. Alf Kimms, Andreas Drexl
      Pages 184-216
  5. Sequencing and Scheduling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Jacek Błażewicz, Erwin Pesch, Małgorzata Sterna
      Pages 219-254
    3. Jürgen Dorn, Roger Kerr, Gabi Thalhammer
      Pages 279-306
    4. Christoph Engel, Jürgen Zimmermann, Alfons Steinhoff
      Pages 307-331
  6. Production Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Hans-Peter Wiendahl, Jan-Wilhelm Breithaupt
      Pages 335-356
    3. Miguel Nussbaum, Marcos Singer, Gilda Garretón, Olivar Hernandez
      Pages 357-378

About this book


The logic of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) is im­ plemented in most commercial production planning software tools and is commonly accepted by practitioners. However, these peo­ ple are not satisfied with production planning and complain about long lead times, high work-in-process, and backlogging. As many researchers have pointed out, the reason for these shortcomings is inherent to the methods that are used. The research community is thus eager to find more sophisticated approaches. This book is an attempt to compile some state-of-the-art work in the field of production planning research. It includes mate­ rial that somehow dominates the existing MRP II concept. 15 ar­ ticles written by 36 authors from 10 countries cover many aspects related to MRP II. All papers went through a single-blind refere­ eing process before they were selected for being published in this book. When we received papers for this issue, we discovered that MRP II is a topic about which not only management scientists show interest. As the list of authors proves, industrial engineers, computer scientists, and-operations researchers from academia as well as practitioners have contributed to this book. This, we hope, makes the book of value for a broad audience. We thank all authors who submitted papers. And, we are in­ debted to Dr. Werner Muller from Springer for his support in this book project.


Autodesk Inventor Manufacturing algorithms capacity control control theory decision making fuzzy reasoning model operations research performance production scheduling

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Drexl
    • 1
  • Alf Kimms
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre Lehrstuhl für Produktion und LogistikChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany

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