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Tag: DRP

What level of availability should my warehouse give?

September 13th, 2007 | By: Martin Arrand

This is a question that arises with frightening regularity. Although we generally want both availability and stock turn to continue improving over the long term (and there are various methods of achieving that), nonetheless there are some theoretical limits to those numbers, together with a requirement to decide the availability target for right now. Let’s […]

DRP and Deployment: an interesting 2-tier problem

April 4th, 2007 | By: Martin Arrand

I lent a hand yesterday at a workshop run with a client to aid configuration of an upgrade to their ERP system. The workshop, which focussed on DRP (Distribution Resource Planning) and Deployment (how we turn DRP plans into purchase orders and stock transfers), threw up the following problem. Manufacturer to Packer to Distribution Centre […]