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Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

If the performance measures that are used in determining compensation and promotion do not adequately address materials management, then no system in the world can significantly improve the situation (Sawaya)

Information about Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

The term MRP was suggested by the three US-based researchers - Joseph Orlicky, Oliver Wight, and George Plossl - In the 1960s (Hopp and Spearman, 2004). Since then it has become a widely popular area of research. Alfred Sloan referred to his experience with MRP type calculations in his famous book, 'My Years with General Motors', published in the 1960s. In the 1990s the relevance of MRP was debated but it remains a relevant subject today as modern MRP systems continue to play an important role in reducing inventory and improving manufacturing (Schuster, 2000).

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