Concluding Principles


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Concluding Principles
Concluding PrinciplesThis chapter has presented a technique for bridging between successive stages in the supply chain. Some of these can be internal, such as factories to distribution centers, but the technique can also be used to make linkages across firms. The technique, distribution requirements planning (DRP), relates current field inventory availability (in distribution centers, warehouses, and customer locations), forecasts, and knowledge of demand to develop resupply plans and bring those to the master production scheduling and material planning modules of the MPC system. Moreover, DRP utilizes record formats and processing logic consistent with MRP. To effectively use DRP, we apply the following general principles: The top…
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F. Robert Jacobs; William L. Berry; D. Clay Whybark; Thomas E. Vollmann: Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management: APICS/CPIM Certification Edition. Concluding Principles, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export