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A study on manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) practices in Singapore. Kum Yang. OMEGA Int. J. ofMgmt Sci., Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. , MRP Manufacturing Resource pflegeelternnetz.info - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Manufacturing Resource Planning. PDF | Abstract The gap between Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II) system and the Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) and.
What refers to a generic process model composed of steps and indicative levels of effort to implement each step. Entries of the table map to units o each product to be produced at a given time period. The basic MRP modules such as Master production schedule 2. These files are accessed as needed during the program run. In , The increased globalization of markets and manufacturing accounted for only Other related empirical studies were con- ducted by Yuen  and Sia .
The basic modules are also the panies could also take advantage of the consul- easiest to computerize as they represent the key tancy services offered by most vendors. Only a essential activities in any manufacturing small percentage of companies Degree of computerization. Computerization is the essence of the MRP implementation pro- Table 3. Given the wide array of MRP modules, Mean Module score' companies will only install those that meet their Inventory control 4.
Table 3 presents the de- Bills of material 4. The basic MRP modules such as Master production schedule 2. Table 4 illus- tory stock control and parts explosion which trates that the MRP systems in Singapore are match our findings.
It appears, then, that the generally smaller than those in the US as pattern of module adoption for Singapore users measured by the number of items in the bills of and their US counterparts is similar. This simi- material. The pattern of responses for the other larity in adoption strategy can be explained by features between the Singapore and US users the fact that the current Singapore MRP 'move- appear to be quite similar.
Table 4 indicates that ment' or 'crusade' is spearheaded by promoters a higher percentage of Singapore systems have and consultants who subscribe heavily to the pegging capabilities and a higher percentage of ideas developed by MRP gurus such as Joe users employ cycle counting compared to their Orlicky, George Plossl and Oliver Wight who US counterparts.
This buckets, almost one-third of the Singapore sys- suggests that not many MRP systems are tems plan in daily time buckets, a feature that closed-looped or integrated with other func- increases the accuracy of planning and is made tional business areas. In other words, most possible by the recent advances in computer companies are Class B, C or D users according storage and processing technologies.
Definition of 'MRP'. The earliest MRP sys- The operational effectiveness of the MRP tems were developed as a tool primarily for the system is measured not only by what has been manufacturing department only.
The MRP sys- computerized and the degree of computeriza- tems today are much more broader in scope and tion, but also the degree of integration among encompass the planning and implementation the computerized modules. Fifty-six percent of activities in other business areas such as market- the respondents reported a degree of integration ing, purchasing and finance.
The effective use of MRP depends to computerised modules are fully integrated. Table 4 presents some com- role and scope of the MRP system. We investi- mon MRP system features. For comparative gated this perception by asking the respondents Table 4. Omega, Vol.
This is a healthy sign as it suggests that most Singapore users understand the extensive scope of MRP are also prepared to further invest large and are in a better position to exploit its stra- amounts in their MRP systems.
The major MRP benefits are displayed in Table 6. As the benefits should be related Costs and benefits to the implementation reasons, we have Figures 2 and 3 show the current MRP presented the implementation reasons in investment hardware and software and the Table 7.
The major implementation reasons are additional investment planned for the next 3 similar to those reported in White et al. Of years, respectively. The first group comprises menting MRP. Further potential of MRP see Table 5 , are intending to analysis revealed that the smaller systems be- employ MRP as a tool for improving oper- long to small and medium enterprises while the ational efficiency rather than as a means for larger systems are owned by the multi-national increasing competitiveness.
The ad- While most of the benefits match the im- ditional system investment is more evenly plementation reasons, few companies reported spread among the different types of enterprises any significant increase in competitive position Fig.
System investment. Major implementation reasons Table 9. Implementation problems. Table 9 highlights advantage from using MRP. Interestingly, in the major organizational and system problems Schroeder et al.
The person or department insufficient education and training on MRP championing MRP can affect the extent and within the company or at a national level.
The rate of acceptance of the system in a company. Top problem. This is consistent with Table 8 which management's early involvement indicates that suggests that top management is involved at the it is enthusiastic about and committed to the onset of the MRP implementation process and implementation of MRP.
This is a good sign as is likely to be committed to MRP. Companies appear to be more In Table 8, This suggests that the companies might points implies that the Singapore top be strongly aware of the need to upgrade and management is more involved than their US are committed to use MRP to improve on their counterparts in championing MRP. Table 8 operations. The earliest MRP Table 8.
CPereentages do not add up to because several companies gave multiple answers. As global competition becomes intense, 1 9 8 2 1 9 8 3 1 9 8 4 more and more manufacturing companies in Implementation year Singapore are committed to use MRP to Fig. Since its introduction in the early s, MRP has been implemented systems in our sample were installed in Figure 4 exhibits a sharp growing trend in the Though MRP is owned by both large and small ownership of MRP, especially between and companies, the survey findings suggested that The upward trend is a reflection of the MRP is more commonly found in larger compa- increasing commitment shown by manufactur- nies and companies that operate in complex ing companies in using MRP.
The growing manufacturing environments. The benefits the availability of affordable systems for small obtained from MRP are real and derived mainly to medium sized companies.
While most companies consider MRP as a total business system, few Promoting MRP in Singapore have implemented advanced modules such as Of interest to government authorities, manu- CRP, shop floor control and finance to achieve facturing associations, vendors and consultants Class A status yet. The While most of our findings paralleled those in respondents were asked to indicate the areas the Anderson et al.
The rankings for the various areas for tation strategy, implementation reasons, and MRP and non-MRP companies are shown in benefits, an interesting difference emerged in the Table The Compared to the US results, a higher percent- reliance on government support could be a age of Singapore top management championed positive acknowledgement of the government's MRP and the lack of top management commit- past contributions in setting directions and ment was not a major implementation problem.
Education, training and exchange smaller than the US ones, the relatively higher Table Comparative studies could also be carried importance o f top m a n a g e m e n t commitment out to assess differences and similarities o f M R P from a larger accumulation o f implementation practices a m o n g the other N I E s and developed literature. The We are grateful to Professors Roger Schroeder and John implementation reasons are primarily oper- Anderson for their assistance in the development of the ational rather than strategic in nature.
In ad- survey questionnaire. This research was supported by a grant from the National University of Singapore. Lack o f M R P expertise, training and edu- 2. Mgmt 23 4 , M R P training and 3. The Invent. Mgmt 26 3 , Ops Prod. Mgmt 11 4 , In this regard, manufacturing 5. Mgmt Inform. Economic Survey of Singapore Ministry of address this need through appropriate training Trade and Industry, Republic of Singapore. Goh P Manufacturing resource planning II p r o g r a m s and courses.
Engng Technician June, Harvard Bus. Engrs, Singapore 27 3 , Prodn amiable and dependent relationship between Engr, Singapore October, As M R P system cost is still a major impediment Mgmt 26 1 , J Ops Mgmt such as tax reliefs, financial assistance, grants, 2 1 , Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore. This paper has provided an overview o f the Making it Happen. Wight, Future research could take several directions.
Although it is possible to obtain material requirements plan manually. It is essential to update them promptly to reflect any engineering changes brought to the product. MRP supporting organizations: Secondary Reports: Additional reports. Demand from known customers and demand forecast are combined and become the input to the master production schedule. It contains the information to identify each item and the quantity used per unit of the item of which it is a part.
Each item in inventory is carried as a separate file and the range of details carried about an item is almost limitless. The first is known customers who have placed specific orders. Planning reports to be used. Planned orders to be released at a future time.
Inventory Records File: Inventory records file under a computerized system can be quite lengthy. Primary reports are the main or normal reports used for the inventory and production control. The BOM file is often called the product structure file or product tree because it shows how a product is put together. These report consist of 1. Bill of Materials File: The bill of Materials file contains the complete product description. Changes in due dates of open orders due to rescheduling. These files are accessed as needed during the program run.
The MRP program accesses the status segment of the file according to specific time periods. Inventory status data.
Order release notices to execute the planned orders. Product demand for end items stems from two main reasons. The second source is forecast demand. Cancellations or suspensions of open orders due to cancellation or suspension of orders on the master production schedule. While other competing-type integrated information programs have been and will probably continue to be developed. Statistical tools and forecasting techniques are necessary to predict the unknown demand.
In addition to these. This is because the firms currently in MRP systems are continuing to develop and enhance them. In the Exhibit that follows. Exceptions reports that point out serious discrepancies. Description http address MRP http: Fourth Shift. ERP http: McGraw Hill.
Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling. The Material Requirements of Manufacturing. Joseph Orlicky. Advanced Models and Methods for Production Planning. Donald H. Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems.
Michael G. Irwin Professional Pub. Planning and Control of Manufacturing Operations. Johnson Printing Service. Prentice Hall. Alf Kimms. Master Scheduling: A Practical Guide to Competitive Manufacturing. The Missing Link in Mrp. Thomas Wright. Oliver Wight Ltd Pub. Mrp II: Springer Verlag. Mrp II Standard System: A Handbook for Manufacturing Software Survival.
Maintenance Resources Management: Adapting Mrp.. Goodheart-Willcox Co. Richard d Irwin. Material Requirements Planning: Materials Requirements Planning. Bikash Bhadury. Manufacturing Systems. The Adaptation. Industrial Press Inc.
Mrp and Beyond: A Toolbox for Integrating People and Systems. Exhibit Mark Hicks. The Exhibit describes well. The exemplar study. Structure of the study Section 5. Example MRP Application ABC produces a line of electric meters installed in residential buildings by electric utility companies to measure power consumption.
Subassembly D. The structure of the study is presented in the Exhibit This schedule is then checked foe feasibility. In addition to complete meters. This schedule is then checked for feasibility.
Forecasting demand Section 5. Section 5. The Exhibit describes well the inputs required to run the MRP program. Meters used on single-family homes are of two basic types for different voltage and amperage ranges. Future Requirements for Meters A and B. Obtainability control The problem for the MRP system is to determine a production schedule that would identify each item.
Exhibit shows an indented list for the structure of Meters A and B. Exhibit 5. Exhibit 53 shows the trial master schedule that we use. Quantities in parentheses indicate the number of units required per unit of the parent item. These data are shown in Exhibit Orders for parts and subassemblies are added through the inventory file. Subassemblies C and D. A released data for the net requirements order is offset to an earlier time period to account for the lead-time. To receive Meter A in Week 9.
The units of D required for A are gross requirements in Week 7. The unit planned order release for D in Week 6 results in gross requirements for units of E in Week 6 and a planned order release for units in Week 5. The following analysis explains the program logic. The units planned order release for A in Week 7 becomes the gross requirement for units of E in the same Week.
We confine our analysis to the problem of meeting the gross requirements for units of Meter A. For the item F Item F is used in B. Taking into account the 40 units on hand and the one-week lead-time. Item E is also used in Item D at the rate of one per unit so. The planned order release date for the parent item therefore becomes the same gross requirement period for the sub items. The planned order releases for B. For the Subassembly C Referring to the Exhibit 3.
One unit of E is used in each B. For the item E Referring to the Exhibit 3. For the Subassembly D Referring to the Exhibit 3. Using the on hand inventory first and the one week lead time results in the planned order releases for units in Week 5 and units in Week 6. This was a simple example of MRP application.
This is then exploded into the derived requirements for units of E and F. The unit requirement for Part E to meet an independent repair part demand is fed directly into the gross requirements for Part E.
MRP implementation and execution have to confront many difficulties that are related to the complexity of the production system. Hicks asked his colleagues to examine if the schedule was feasible. Flag for inappropriate content. Related titles.
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