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    How are the objectives of reorder point systems and MRP similar? How are they different? What characteristics of the demands of each determine the management methods used?

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    How are the objectives of reorder point systems and MRP similar? How are they different? What characteristics of the demands of each determine the management methods used?
    The objectives of material requirements planning and reorder point systems that are similar:
    1. Both the systems ensure that supplies and inputs are available when required;
    2. Both require a degree of coordination to ensure that inputs are available.
    3. Both are designed to ensure that lost sales due to stock outs and production stoppages because of lack of raw materials are avoided.
    4. Both the systems attempt to estimate the inventory ...

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