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The integration of Material Requirements Planning approaches with Lean Production

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Abstract

Lean Production has enabled organisations to increase productivity, quality and delivery performance. In the West the late 1970s saw the ‘MRP crusade’ and a strong interest in advanced automation. Japanese companies preferred simple manufacturing technologies and low cost automation managed by Lean systems. The Lean and MRP approaches are sometimes considered to be alternative paragigms. This paper investigates how ERP/MRP can be integrated with Lean Production. The overall system configuration is first considered from a theoretical perspective which is then tested through a case study in a company that manufactures agricultural equipment.


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Author(s): Hicks C; Brolsma J; Klingenberg W

Editor(s): Spath, D., Ilg, R., Krause, T.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 21st International Conference on Production Research: Innovation in Product and Production

Year of Conference: 2011

Publisher: Fraunhofer IRB Verlag

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783839602935


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