Note on Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II)

  • Reference: HBS-687097-E

  • Number of pages: 8

  • Publication Date: May 22, 1987

  • Fecha de edición: Jun 15, 1987

  • Source: HBSP (USA)

  • Type of Document: Case

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Description

Describes Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II), a production technique designed to couple business and financial plans with manufacturing plans. It is an important tool for aligning manufacturing with a company's overall strategy and goals. Describes MRPII, distinguishing it from its predecessor, Material Requirements Planning (MRP); discusses the technique's basic elements; and reports survey results that show the factors distinguishing the most successful adopters of the technique.

Keywords

Design Finance Goals Manufacturing strategy Polls & surveys Product planning & policy Production Resource allocation