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On Using Buffer Stock to Combat Schedule Instability

On Using Buffer Stock to Combat Schedule Instability Schedule instability is a major problem in companies using materialrequirements planning MRP systems. The effectivenesss of using bufferstock to combat nervousness in the master production schedule MPS ofan MRP system is investigated. An example scenario illustrates the needfor caution in using buffer stock for reducing schedule instability.Detailed simulation results are presented which suggest the need forfurther research to understand the role of buffer stock in achievingstable master production schedules. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Operations & Production Management Emerald Publishing

On Using Buffer Stock to Combat Schedule Instability

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0144-3577
DOI
10.1108/01443579010140281
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Abstract

Schedule instability is a major problem in companies using materialrequirements planning MRP systems. The effectivenesss of using bufferstock to combat nervousness in the master production schedule MPS ofan MRP system is investigated. An example scenario illustrates the needfor caution in using buffer stock for reducing schedule instability.Detailed simulation results are presented which suggest the need forfurther research to understand the role of buffer stock in achievingstable master production schedules.

Journal

International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 1990

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