A New Approach for Finite Capacity Planning in MRP Environment.
ABSTRACT MRP (Material Requirement Planning) process generates a production plan which guarantees an exact quantity of right materials on needed time but it sometimes causes capacity problems in the shop floor because of its ignorance on capacity constraints. This paper presents a new planning method which involves the capacity planning during the MRP process. This planning method starts from generating resource-based data structure and grouping resources which can act as a bottleneck. Explosion of resources and adjustment of production schedules in accordance with the time horizon and the critical resources follow the former step. Full Text at Springer, may require registration or fee