The role of mrp in repetitive manufacturing
International Journal of Production Research
This paper discusses the findings of a study of production planning and control systems in nine repetitive manufacturers in the southeast United States. The purpose of the study was to identify the methods used by repetitive manufacturers to plan and control production. The companies in the study were selected so that three companies were noted for their use of MRP, three others were noted for their use of JIT, and three others were noted for their use of theory of constraints(TOC)(formerly OPT). The principle finding from the study was that all nine companies used a blend of production planning techniques using MRP as a framework to accomplish production planning. This finding was especially surprising when the companies had been specifically selected upon the recornmendation of a panel of experts because some companies were known to be superior in the application of lIT and TOC methods. © 1995 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Spencer, M. S. and Cox, J. F., "The role of mrp in repetitive manufacturing" (1995). Faculty Publications. 4280.