The two level master production schedule and planning bills in a just in time MRP context

Citation
S. Lamouri et A. Thomas, The two level master production schedule and planning bills in a just in time MRP context, INT J PRO E, 64(1-3), 2000, pp. 409-415
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Engineering Management /General
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
ISSN journal
0925-5273 → ACNP
Volume
64
Issue
1-3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
409 - 415
Database
ISI
SICI code
0925-5273(20000301)64:1-3<409:TTLMPS>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
The evolution of industrial firms has recently passed from a strong growth phase to a phase where there is a greater complexification of products: wid ening the range of products in catalogues, diversification and personalizat ion of models. The current trend is to use, with production management tech niques such as classical manufacturing resource planning (MRP2), the concep t of two level master production schedule (MPS), using planning bills with percentages indicating the probability that such or such an option will be used. This necessitates, however, the implementation of a rigorous approach to continuous improvement using just in time (JiT) and total quality (TQ) concepts. In the first part of our paper we discuss principles of operating two level MPS; secondly, we analyze these effects on management and organi zation. Our paper is based on a case study. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.