Implementing material requirements planning in a distribution environment to manage and control the material more effectively.
Job, M. A.
Pretoria Distributor, one of Eskom's five main distributors, was experiencing several problems with the management and planning of their electrification projects. The problems occurred as a result of inadequate systems, processes and training. The rapid increase in the volume of material that had to be managed necessitated them to investigate the possibility of implementing Materials Requirements Planning. The investigation highlighted the fact that it would be very difficult to handle the volume of projects on the current systems, [i.e. base systems) and while the environment at the Distributor is not ideally suited to MRP, they should still enjoy many of the benefits of implementing MRP. In preparing for the implementation, several action plans had to be put in place to address the problems of poor planning. By the time the Distributor was "live" on MRP many of the earlier problems relating to planning and design standards, had been addressed. 'the pest implementation evaluation revealed that although the electrification projects was not an ideal environment in which to run MRP, they were enjoying several benefits from the implementation.
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROJECT REPORT FOR DEGREE OF MASTERS 0F SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING (INDUSTRIAL).
Material requirements planning -- South Africa.