This paper reports on a large-scale survey of companies involved in MRP implementation. Survey responses are used to develop a profile of problems typically encountered during the implementation process. Discriminant analysis is used to determine which of those problems, and additional factors, appear to affect the success or failure of MRP implementation. Finally, comparisons are made between the problems encountered during implementation and problems which were found to significantly discriminate between successful and unsuccessful MRP implementors.
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This study was partially supported cational and Research Foundation.