The materials manager is very familiar with older material requirements planning (MRP) systems, also more integrated manufacturing resource planning (MRPII) systems. In fact, he is quite proud of way MRPII system works; his whole team has worked hard and has got schedule accuracy of over 98% and inventory accuracy of over 97%. He is also proud that as result of this type of change to more modern MRPII systems, firm's inventory turnover has improved from 2.1 to 4.2; quite achievement in his eyes and CEO's.
He requested you to meet with his own materials management team to describe the following specific points:
Your understanding of pros and cons of MRPII systems, prepare at least two Web sources.
How could new system be better than the MRPII system?