ERIC Number: ED102727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Research Perspectives for Material Requirements Planning Systems. Paper No. 434.
Berry, W. L.; Whybark, D. Clay
Material requirements planning (MRP) systems are described as management tools for planning and controlling production operations. A wide variety of industries and production organizations are credited as reporting significant operating improvements in such areas as inventory control, production scheduling, delivery performance, and production costs when MRP systems are used. MRP systems are cited as making significant improvements in the management of plant operations by automating many of the routine decisions involved in scheduling the production of component parts and controlling the inventory levels of these items. This paper points out some of the areas in which additional knowledge would be useful for designing and implementing MRP systems, indicates promising areas of research to gain this knowledge, and reports some initial efforts in research on MRP systems. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Industrial Education, Management Systems, Manufacturing, Mass Production, Planning, Research Needs, Scheduling, Systems Approach
Secretary of the Institute Paper Series, Krannert Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (Paper No. 434, Free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Herman C. Krannert Graduate School of Industrial Administration.