Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Material requirements planning

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_591

A material requirements planning (MRP) system is a collection of logical procedures for managing, at the most detailed level, inventories of component assemblies, subassemblies, parts and raw materials in a manufacturing environment. It is an information system and simulation tool that generates proposals for production schedules that managers can evaluate in terms of their feasibility and cost effectiveness.  Hierarchical production planning;  Production management.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA