Accession Number : ADA134973

Title :   Material Requirements Planning (MRP) within the Defense Industry: The Linkage to Multiyear Procurement (MYP)

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Edgar, Douglas W.

PDF Url : ADA134973

Report Date : SEP 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is the consensus for a material management system in a dependent demand environment. Critics speculate that Government practices, specifically annual funding and annual contracting, preclude the use of MRP and other strategic management techniques and contribute significantly to weapon system acquisition costs. Revised multiyear procurement (MYP) policies were implemented in fiscal year 1982 to incentivize defense contractor utilization of MRP and other strategic management techniques. The objectives of this research project were to determine the status of MRP utilization within the defense industry and to ascertain the influence that the revised MYP policies exerted on the decision to acquire or enhance an MRP system. A survey of 25 defense contractors was used to accomplish the research objectives. Data analysis revealed no significant differences between defense industry and overall U.S. industry's utilization of MRP.

Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT, MATERIALS, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, UTILIZATION, PLANNING, THESES, WEAPON SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGY, ACQUISITION, CONTRACTS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE