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Material Requirements Planning at Sports Kits

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Material Requirements Planning at Sports Kits

 

Bangalore-based Sports Kits Pvt. Ltd., (Sports Kits), founded in 2010, was part of a family enterprise with a combined manufacturing strength across several products that gave it the vital strength in sports kits manufacturing. It served all over India and became popular for its quality, innovative designs and prompt delivery.

The Managing Director of the company, Varun Reddy (Varun), always insisted on timely delivery performances. The cost of activities should be brought down by reducing any rework and optimum utilisation of all resources..................

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Material Requirements Planning at Sports Kits

 

Synopsis

Sports Kits Pvt. Ltd. (Sports Kits), founded in 2010, involved in manufacturing of all types of sports kits. Despite its popularity and having tie-ups with many corporates, the demand for the company’s sports kits was irregular. For some weeks there was no demand at all, while for some weeks there would be an enormous demand. Hence, the company decided to plan the production for every quarter from October 2014. Now, the Production Manager at the company wanted to develop a materials requirements plan for manufacturing sports kits for a specified period.

Prerequisite Conceptual Understanding

  • • Jay Heizer, et al., “Chapter 13: Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and ERP”, Operations Management, 9th Edition, Pearson Education, 2008

 

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • • Concept and benefits of Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • • The MRP procedure and its Components

 

Assignment Questions

  • I. What do you mean by material requirements planning?
  • II. Prepare a MRP for Sports Kits’ skateboards (A).

 

Teaching Plan

A detailed Teaching Plan is presented [Annexure (TN)-I] at the end of the Teaching Note.

Case Analysis

The discussion was initiated by posing a question to the class: What do you mean by MRP?......................

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Abstract


Sports Kits Pvt. Ltd. (Sports Kits), founded in 2010, involved in manufacturing of all types of sports kits. Despite its popularity and having tie-ups with many corporates, the demand for the company's sports kits was irregular. For some weeks there was no demand at all, while for some weeks there would be an enormous demand. Hence, the company decided to plan the production for every quarter from October 2014. Now, the Production Manager at the company wanted to develop a material requirements plan for manufacturing sports kits for a specified period.



Pedagogical Objectives

  • To understand the concept and benefits of Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • To discuss and analyse the MRP procedure and its Components



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