Masters Theses


"In today’s highly competitive marketplace, many small manufacturers are struggling to survive. The competition to produce a quality product at a competitive price comes not only from other small companies, but also from larger companies and foreign manufacturers, who have learned to produce in a more economical fashion. The challenge of the small manufacturer is learning to compete.

Every manufacturer, whether large or small, has one basic objective: to be profitable. The profit objective is usually achieved using a three part strategy of maximizing customer service, minimizing inventory investment, and maintaining efficient plant operation.

Small companies, including the one in this study, may achieve these objectives through effective materials and manufacturing management. Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) is a way of managing manufacturing operation from the raw material stage to finished good. This study discusses the implementation and effects of an MRP system in a job shop environment."--Abstract, page ii.


Omurtag, Yildirim
Alptekin, Sema

Committee Member(s)

Schmidt, Peter
Johnson, R. T. (Richard T.)


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


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University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 1987


vi, 61 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).


© 1987 Kathleen A. Behnke, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Material requirements planning
Production planning
Job shops

Thesis Number

T 5575

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