CASE STUDY 0F COMPANY Y
a. Were company Y successful, or unsuccessful, in the introduction of MRP II? b. Did company Y identify all of the factors relevant to the introduction of the system at the outset and, if not, what did they miss? c. What were the organizational impacts of the MRP II and how well were they managed?
On the basis of the conducted interviews of the different department heads of Company Y, the introduction of MRP II was rather unsuccessful. the system may have provided a common database, may have reduced time spent pulling information together as well as defending various data in various departments, may have provided better information system as designed and may have made inventory much easier but however, crucial objectives of the company in the introduction of the MRP II system were not achieved and have eventually made some serious problems that may have made the system technically ineffective. Among the problems was teamwork and team building. This factor is very common in company Y and important since this has to take place for the system to be effective, the team has to focus on common objectives between and within various departments of the organization itself, majority of the department heads are pointing to the production department which is practically the core of the company since company Y is into production of chemicals, the production department tends to do things on their own way resisting and disregarding the system and how it should work in the first place, this has gotten the company with stock accuracy as well as inventory imbalances making the system completely useless.
Another problem is insufficient and ineffective training, discipline and lack of appreciation to all people in the organization including the managers about the whole system, this problem has restrained their aim to better use the people who were not fully utilized as the people did not fully understand the aims and...