A New Approach for Finite Capacity Planning in MRP Environment

Conference PaperinIFIP International Federation for Information Processing 257:21-27 · January 2006with14 Reads
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-77249-3_3 · Source: DBLP
Conference: Lean Business Systems and Beyond: First IFIP TC 5 Advanced Production Management Systems Conference (APMS'2006), Wroclaw, Poland, September 18-20, 2006


    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.