The influence of uncertainty on the performance of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems has been the focus of several studies. All of these studies have incorporated non back-order lot sizing rules. However, attention has been recently directed to back-order lot sizing rules. This paper considers the impact of the presence of both supply and demand uncertainties on the performance of MRP systems in an environment where back-orders are planned. The word reported here is based on a simulation study involving a variety of supply and demand conditions. The study establishes the significance of product structure shape and variant, lot sizing rule, cost ratio and the uncertainty factors.
Material requirements planning (MRP), Manufacturing systems
Copyright 1993, Surendra M. Gupta
Gupta M. Surendra
Gupta, Surendra M. and Brennan, Louis, "Uncertainty and back-ordering in multi-level product structures" (1993). . Paper 116. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10013945
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