The need for a manufacturing resource planning system within a manufacturing company
Vorster, Jacobus Hendrik
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The findings revealed that the current lack of an effective MRP system is hampering the profitability of Euro-Plastifoam. The research has shown that communication, inventory control and the management of material resources is a matter of concern and that material resource planning plays an interlinking role in assuring that production activities are performed effectively. The current ineffective communication and lack of up to date information makes it difficult for management to plan ahead. It is believed that there exists a need for a more effective MRP system. The need for an effective and up-to-date MRP system is evident. It will improve the flow of communication; the effective use of resources; increase productivity and enhance financial control. The implementation of such a system will only be successful if management can harness the buy-in from all employees.