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Lean Materials Planning and Execution by Donald Sheldon

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6 MATERIALS PLANNING FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEAN ENVIRONMENTS

MATERIALS PLANNINGFOR EXCELLENCE INLEAN ENVIRONMENTS

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INTRODUCTION

At the heart of nearly every material planning process within manufacturing is some form of Material Requirements Planning (MRP). MRP has received a bad rap in recent years. Between the “constraint” folks, the Six Sigma people, lean gurus, software visionaries, and the just plain inexperienced types, the word on the street is that MRP is dead. The next sentence is not considered “hip” with the latest thinking and ...

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