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Why Systems Fail
Internationally referenced by academic and industry professionals, Why Systems Fail uses manufacturing systems as examples and discusses the systems selection and implementation process from beginning to end. The author talks about common mistakes made by far too many companies during this process and the most important things to do to insure successful implementation and use.
Published in 1993, just before the term ERP entered the vocabulary, MRP+ provides a straightforward, non-technical overview of the basic functions and operation of manufacturing planning and management software including inventory control theory, the basic MRP planning process, and continuous “flow” manufacturing.
MAPICS Production Activity Control
Written like a class in using the MAPICS production-related functions, this book offers a clearly-written “how to” explanation of the MAPICS production control and costing (PCC) functions from order entry and release to scheduling and priorities, activity reporting, work flow management, costing, and closeout.
Following several introductory chapters that explain some basic MAPICS concepts and data, this book goes through Material Requirements Planning, Master Scheduling with and without the MPSP module, Forecasting, and Capacity Requirements Planning in full detail, explaining every function and how to use it.