On the comparison of modern production management philosophies

Sinclair, M. (1990)

CITATION: Sinclair, M. 1990. On the comparison of modern production management philosophies. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 4(2): 1-13, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7166/4-2-427.

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A variety of production management philosophies are discussed in the literature and implemented in industry. This paper will present a framework for the comparison of such management approaches. Each of the modern production management systems MRP I, MRP II, OPT and JIT will be discussed within this framework. A comparison of these approaches will then be made.

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