Traditional computer‐based material requirements planning (MRP) systems are usually implemented on large, mini‐computer systems. The MRP module is frequently one, albeit a central one, of a complex of modules together referred to as MRP II or Manufacturing Resources Planning. These systems, although ideal for real‐life, day‐to‐day use, can present a problem when used for training purposes. The sheer number of facilities available and consequent complexity of use often means that a lengthy training period is required. Describes a PC‐based MRP simulation package which encompasses the main features of existing MRP packages available in industry. As such, the package is ideal for training purposes. It allows typical MRP activities to be performed and basic knowledge of the most important MRP features to be gained. Great emphasis has been placed on a user‐friendly interface. Describes the PC‐based training system, the first of a series which will eventually cover several MRP II modules.
Krueger, R., Galletly, J. and Bicheno, J. (1992), "Simulating MRP – A New Perspective for Training", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 92 No. 1, pp. 7-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000001443
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