Faculty Publications

Title

How "the best" companies use MRP (materiel requirements planning) and just-in-time for successful manufacturing.

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Hospital Materiel Management Quarterly

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page

27

Last Page

34

Abstract

A study of production planning and control methods used in six leading companies found that a blending strategy is more effective than reliance on a single system. The blending of just-in-time and materiel requirements planning and other approaches allowed companies to select methods that best fit the unique characteristics of their production environments.

Original Publication Date

8-1-1994

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