MRP II: Road to Success or Ruin?

  • G. Kruse

Summary

This paper considers what material requirements planning (MRP) is, and then outlines areas which need to be considered if failure is to be avoided and success ensured both when such a system is implemented and run. Future trends in MRP software are outlined.

Keywords

Lead Time Production Planning American Production Material Requirement Planning Implementation Failure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Kruse
    • 1
  1. 1.Hoskyns Group LtdLondonUK

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