MRP II: Making It Happen: The Implementers' Guide to Success with Manufacturing Resource Planning

Thomas F. Wallace



This practical, comprehensive guide outlines the critical challenges, opportunities and a proven execution strategy. Includes the essentials to develop a successful implementation game plan along with insights on how to launch MRP II on a company-wide basis. Details a blueprint for executing MRP II in one area of an organization's operations.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Integrated Planning and Control: MRP II involves integrating various aspects of production planning and control, including materials, manufacturing, finance, and human resources, into a comprehensive system.

  2. Master Production Schedule (MPS): Developing a master production schedule that outlines the production plan in detail, considering capacity constraints, lead times, and customer demand.

  3. Bill of Materials (BOM): Creating and managing accurate bill of materials that lists components, assemblies, and subassemblies required for manufacturing products.

  4. Inventory Management: Effectively managing inventory levels to ensure that materials are available when needed, reducing excess stock while preventing shortages.

  5. Capacity Planning: Balancing capacity with demand to optimize production schedules and resource utilization, preventing overloads or underutilization of equipment and labor.

  6. Shop Floor Control: Implementing systems to monitor and control activities on the shop floor, ensuring that operations align with the production schedule and quality standards.

  7. Data Integration and Accuracy: Ensuring data accuracy and integrity across the MRP II system, as accurate data is crucial for effective planning and decision-making.

  8. Continuous Improvement: Embracing a culture of continuous improvement in MRP II processes by analyzing performance metrics and refining strategies for efficiency.

  9. Training and Change Management: Providing comprehensive training to employees and managing change effectively, as MRP II implementation often involves significant organizational changes.

  10. Collaboration and Communication: Encouraging collaboration and communication among different departments to ensure synchronization between planning, production, and other functional areas.

Language English
ISBN-10 047113225X
ISBN-13 9780471132257
No of pages 336
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Wiley
Published Date 05 Sep 1995

About Author

Author : Thomas F. Wallace


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