chapter  2
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Computer Software System Used in Manufacturing Management

Business management has used computer systems for a number of years primarily for financial requirements. The orientation toward financial applications is one reason most systems relating to manufacturing are not as effective as might be expected. During the past forty years, manufacturing planning systems have evolved through Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRPII), and Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) and have become an important part of company-wide management planning.