Abstract

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.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 1993 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, pp. 328-330, 1993

Keywords

Material requirements planning (MRP), Manufacturing systems

Subject Categories

Production engineering

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

Omnipress

Publication Date

1993

Rights Information

Copyright 1993, Surendra M. Gupta

Rights Holder

Gupta M. Surendra



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