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MRP and JIT each have benefits. Can they work together successfully, and how would one go about combining them at one of the Feets vendors? Pick a vendor type, such as shoes or apparel and relate you answer to that vendor type. How does shipping from China (e.g., shoes) affect your analysis? Can the result be a pull or a push system?

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SCM645SCM645-DB4NameClassDateProfessor1SCM6452SCM645-DB4Material Resource Planning (MRP) is an inventory management system that is designed tostandardize the production process through nine levels of planning and collaboration. MRPcentralizes, integrates and processes information in order to assist the organizations in makingeffective decisions concerning the production design, scheduling, cost control, and inventorymanagement. Just in time (JIT) is focused on establishing a master schedule for production thatinvolves reduces inventory carrying costs and increases efficiency and decreases waste (IFM,2010). JIT requires that the inventory used in the production processes only meets the demandand no additional inventory is held in stock.Material Resource Planning (MRP) and Just in time (JIT) are different in the functions thatthey provide but are similar in that they both address inventory processes of the organization. JITis an inventory strategy companies employ to increase efficiency and decrease waste byreceiving goods only as they are needed in the production process, which in turn will reduceinventory costs (Warkentin, 2000). MRP is focused on every

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