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Operations And Supply Chain Management
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Operations And Supply Chain Management

Operations And Supply Chain Management

Book edition 14th
Author(s) F. Robert Jacobs
Pages 800 pages
ISBN 9780078024023

Short Answer

Many practitioners currently update MRP weekly or biweekly. Would it be more valuable if it were updated daily? Discuss.

Material requirement planning (MRP) is completely connected with bills of material, inventory records, and master planning schedule. It depends on the organization when they are ready to update the MRP weekly or biweekly.

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Uploading weekly or biweekly

The work or achievements of the organization vary every day. It depends on the plans and procedures that the organization uses in make-to-order (MTO) and multi-tasking staff (MTS) to update MRP.

If the organization uses MTS, i.e., multi-tasking staff, in the goods, MRP should be updated biweekly because MTS requires few changes in the product. If the organization uses MTO, i.e., made-to-order, the ERP should be updated weekly because MTO requires more changes in the product.

The more valuable if it were updated daily

The value of updating MRP weekly is that if the organization does not have any changes within the week.

  1. A company answers to its consumers more quickly.
  2. A business adapts to market developments as soon as feasible as well as quickly as possible.
  3. It maximizes the use of manpower as well as facilities.
  4. It lowers stock levels.
  5. It prevents a material scarcity, which might impair a group's business operations.
  6. It prioritizes the supplies required.

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