By Jan Olhager, Joakim Wikner (auth.), Prof. Dr. Andreas Drexl, Dr. Alf Kimms (eds.)

The good judgment of producing source making plans (MRP II) is im­ plemented in such a lot advertisement creation making plans software program instruments and is often accredited via practitioners. even though, those peo­ ple are usually not chuffed with construction making plans and whinge approximately lengthy lead instances, excessive work-in-process, and backlogging. As many researchers have mentioned, the cause of those shortcomings is inherent to the tools which are used. The learn group is hence wanting to locate extra refined methods. This e-book is an try and collect a few state of the art paintings within the box of creation making plans study. It comprises mate­ rial that by some means dominates the present MRP II notion. 15 ar­ ticles written by means of 36 authors from 10 international locations conceal many facets on the topic of MRP II. All papers went via a single-blind refere­ eing method ahead of they have been chosen for being released during this ebook. once we obtained papers for this factor, we found that MRP II is a subject approximately which not just administration scientists convey curiosity. because the record of authors proves, commercial engineers, computing device scientists, and-operations researchers from academia in addition to practitioners have contributed to this ebook. This, we are hoping, makes the ebook of worth for a vast viewers. We thank all authors who submitted papers. And, we're in­ debted to Dr. Werner Muller from Springer for his help during this e-book project.

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