A study of the MRP implementation process

Edna M. White, John C. Anderson, Roger G. Schroeder, Sharon E. Tupy

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-153
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Operations Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This study was partially supported cational and Research Foundation.


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