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Where would Material Requirements Planning (MRP) be best applied in the Feets supply chain for shoes? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of implementing MRP at your previous choice? Should you implement MRP or MRPII? Produce a bill of materials (BOM) for the shoes.

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SCM645-IP3NameClassDateProfessorSCM645-IP3 Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is a production planning and inventory control system designed to manage the manufacturing process. The MRP system is designed to ensure that the product is produced properly and on time through ensuring that the items needed to build the product are available, maintain low levels of product, and outlines manufacturing activities. MRP would be beneficial to fleet and its new personalized shoe line. MRP applies new computer technologies to keep track of inventory and gauge inventory needs as well as puts into place proper inventory controls. Material Requirements Planning (MRP) forecasts and adjusts customer's orders to ensure there is a smooth manufacturing process. The purpose of MRP is to ensure the necessary materials are available for the custom shoes to be produced. This includes ensuring the necessary materials are available to employee as well as the components it will take to ensure their completion. On the other hand MRP is also responsible for limiting the amount of inventory to ensure there are no overflows. Lastly MRP plan the manufacturing processes and functions with Fleet including purchases made and delivery schedules. An example of MRP is the production manager at Fleet has to develop a materials requirement plan for producing a large custom shoe order in an eight week period. The estimated lead time between releasing a shoe order to the s

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