Material Planning Requirements Systems (Manufacturing) : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread


I was just doing my homework for my Operations Management course and it sited a Research study conducted by Greene (1988) which indicated that 34,000 manufacturing sites within the United States use MRP systems. By reference an MRP system aids managomg inventory and replenishment levels. Is there information on Y2K remediation in the Manufacturing industry and what could be the potential economic impact of system failure connected with Y2K and MRP sytems?

-- Ron McCamey (, April 23, 1998


While this article may not be a direct answer to your question, it certainly contains a lot of information about manufacturing systems and how unprepared they are for Y2K. Good article - well worth the reading.

It came from Fortune magazine.

-- Rebecca Kutcher (, April 27, 1998.

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