Production planning in a MRP/JIT repetitive manufacturing environment
Just-in-time, Material requirements planning, Production planning, Repetitive manufacturing
Production Planning and Control
Some literature suggests that the best approach to production planning is a complete implementation of just-intime. It has also been suggested that JIT replaces material requirements planning, and computerized procedures are an unnecessary complex burden on management especially in a highly repetitive environment. This article examines the JIT programme at the John Deere Engine factory. In 1985 the factory began a JIT programme with the belief that it would replace their MRP system. The results of the JIT programme are examined and management’s conclusion that the best approach is a blend of JIT and MRP is explored. © 1995 Taylor and Francis Ltd.
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DOI of published version
Spencer, Michael S., "Production planning in a MRP/JIT repetitive manufacturing environment" (1995). Faculty Publications. 4286.