Describes a comprehensive manufacturing strategy designed to substantially reduce the cycle time of jobs (ie, the time between the placement of an order by a customer, and its delivery to the customer). To start the digital strategy adopted Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II). The case allows students to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the strategy, which requires a rapid flow of information and tight manufacturing tolerances discipline, the usefulness of the MRP II manufacturing integrated overa … Read more »

Describes a comprehensive manufacturing strategy designed to substantially reduce the cycle time of jobs (ie, the time between the placement of an order by a customer, and its delivery to the customer). To start the digital strategy adopted Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II). The case allows students to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the strategy, which requires a rapid flow of information and tight manufacturing tolerances discipline, the usefulness of the MRP II manufacturing integrated with overall business plans and implementation to date.
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David A. Garvin,
Janet Simpson
Source: Harvard Business School
14 pages.
Publication Date: Jan 21, 1988. Prod #: 688 059 PDF-ENG
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