"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.
Johnson, R. T. (Richard T.)
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
M.S. in Engineering Management
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 61 pages
© 1987 Kathleen A. Behnke, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Material requirements planning
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Behnke, Kathleen A., "Implementing an MRP system in a job shop environment" (1987). Masters Theses. 628.