Explore BrainMass
Share

MRPII systems

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

DB- The materials manager is very familiar with older material requirements planning (MRP) systems, as well as more integrated manufacturing resource planning (MRPII) systems. In fact, he is quite proud of the way the MRPII system works; his entire team has worked hard and has achieved schedule accuracy of over 98% and inventory accuracy of over 97%. He is also proud that as a result of this kind of change to the more modern MRPII systems, the firm's inventory turnover has improved from 2.1 to 4.2; quite an achievement in his eyes and the CEO's.

He asked you to meet with his own materials management team to discuss the following specific points:

Your understanding of the pros and cons of MRPII systems, citing at least two Web sources.
How could any new system be better than an MRPII system?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 9:00 am ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/business/project-management/mrpii-systems-560729

Solution Preview

My understanding of the pros of MRPII systems are that it can enable a company to reduce costs and increase revenues. MRPII has software for purchasing, inventory, materials requirements, planning, shop floor scheduling, customer data entry, and financial accounting. The main pros are that there is standardization and automation leading to improvements in cost reduction and increases in revenues(1). The pros of MRPII are that it allows employees to perform better and see the information related to their jobs. The advantages of MRPII are that it improves the peripheral influences on the efficiency of the manufacturing environment. In my opinion MRPII applies Just in Time concept to labor availability and capacity. MRPII improves coordination to such an ...

Solution Summary

Integrated manufacturing resource planning is explained in a structured manner in this response. The answer includes references used.

$2.19
See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

Organizations are often plagued with the deterrent of unpredictability within the supply/demand chain. An organization's positioning in the marketplace will determine the level of comprehensive planning and level of inventory control management that is required for maintaining daily operations. For example, organizations within the electronics industry must be aware of the constant need to upgrade products and services to meet overwhelming consumer demands, yet remain knowledgeable of the organizations current inventory structure, i.e., product shelf life- cycle, as well as product replenishment cycles. Many organizations utilize JIT (Just-In-Time) as a means of eliminating excessive waste of unsold products and outdated materials. Another example is in the publishing industry, in which case authors and publishers opt to function as a P.O.D. (Print-on-Demand) provider. P.O.D. is a metOrganizations are often plagued with the deterrent of unpredictability within the supply/demand chain.

Organizations are often plagued with the deterrent of unpredictability within the supply/demand chain. An organization's positioning in the marketplace will determine the level of comprehensive planning and level of inventory control management that is required for maintaining daily operations. For example, organizations within the electronics industry must be aware of the constant need to upgrade products and services to meet overwhelming consumer demands, yet remain knowledgeable of the organizations current inventory structure, i.e., product shelf life- cycle, as well as product replenishment cycles. Many organizations utilize JIT (Just-In-Time) as a means of eliminating excessive waste of unsold products and outdated materials. Another example is in the publishing industry, in which case authors and publishers opt to function as a P.O.D. (Print-on-Demand) provider. P.O.D. is a metOrganizations are often plagued with the deterrent of unpredictability within the supply/demand chain.

An organization's positioning in the marketplace will determine the level of comprehensive planning and level of inventory control management that is required for maintaining daily operations. For example, organizations within the electronics industry must be aware of the constant need to upgrade products and services to meet overwhelming consumer demands, yet remain knowledgeable of the organizations current inventory structure, i.e., product shelf life- cycle, as well as product replenishment cycles. Many organizations utilize JIT (Just-In-Time) as a means of eliminating excessive waste of unsold products and outdated materials. Another example is in the publishing industry, in which case authors and publishers opt to function as a P.O.D. (Print-on-Demand) provider. P.O.D. is a method in which organizations reduce inventory while simultaneously meeting or exceeding consumer demand for publication resources. For instance, a writer will prepare a document for publication, and determine the method in which he/she would want to publish that document.

The author may have a couple of options that may include; working with a traditional publishing house, or self-publishing. If the author decides to self-publish, for example, his/her product will be available based on consumer demand instead of having excess products sitting on store shelves taking up space. P.O.D. eliminates unnecessary inventory and gives consumers the option of purchasing the author of choice found within the organizations online storefront. In most cases, P.O.D. contributed to the closures of several bookstores unable to compete in an e-commerce dominant marketplace. Most organizations lose profitability when unused inventory remains on the shelves; in essence, unused inventory is more of a liability to an organization considering the fact that an organization is obligated gets rid of unused inventory. Many organizations liquidate as a result of poor planning, mismanagement of control processes, or misappropriation of funds, or exceeding debt. Another example of organizations that exercise an alternative method of controlling inventory is AVON.

View Full Posting Details