Development of a computerised production planning and control system for a small manufacturing company.
Thesis DisciplineMechanical Engineering
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Engineering
In this project a personal computer-based Oracle software package was used as a development tool for a material requirements planning (MRP) system for a small company. The main objective was to find the right approach and techniques to use in developing such a system. The system and structured design approaches were followed. The emphasis was on the use of graphic tools for designing. Three diagramming tools were used at the system design stage: decomposition, entity-relationship and data flow diagrams. A relational database approach was used for data organisation. It was necessary to use the normalisation process to design the tables in the database. Test runs of the designed system showed that the MRP system was working and with Oracle as the software platform it was flexible to changes.