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Business case: Process improvement of the material planning process at Company X

Vincent, E.J.A. (2020) Business case: Process improvement of the material planning process at Company X.

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Abstract:In this research, a practical problem is addressed and is answered by using theory. Through semi-structured interviews with the employees involved with the material planning at Company X, the current state of the situation was determined. Instead of providing a new MRP process, it is recommended to adapt the current material planning process. To find the best fitting and working process for the current employees at Company X, they should be involved in designing the new process. An implementation plan was designed by combining Lewin’s Three-stage process model and combining it with the Kubler-Ross curve, which was adapted by Kumar. Small- and medium-sized enterprises believe they cannot afford the same systems and processes that many large companies can. Although it was revealed in the literature that SMEs benefit from MRP, which is the most common method for material planning, there is a high risk when MRP is not implemented correctly people would likely revert to their old habits shortly. To tackle that problem, the topic of change management was introduced to this paper and an implementation plan was designed.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Unknown organization, Enschede, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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