Category Archive for "Business processes"

Who Murdered MRP?

An Industrial Mystery! Case studies of common problems in Materials Requirements Planning and Business Systems – as told by hard-boiled detective Conrad Sultant. These tongue-in-cheek stories by Geoff Relph and Robert Irwin first appeared in Control, the journal of the…

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Overage Inventory – How does it occur and why is it important?

Authors: Geoff Relph and Peter Barrar Abstract Well planned inventory is important to the successful operation of most healthy businesses.  What this means is that planning needs to be carried out to deal with three conditions; the possibility of too…

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Inventory Management Case Study

Author: Roger Handley, MIOM, Caradon MK Electric Limited During the period January 1996 to December 1997, Caradon MK Cable Management Division reduced Inventory by 45% (in excess of £1.5 million) whilst increasing complete and on time deliveries by over 10%.  This…

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