After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
Explain how the concept of dependent demand in material requirements planning is fundamental to resource planning.
Describe a master production schedule (MPS) and compute available-to-promise quantities.
Apply the logic of an MRP explosion to identify production and purchase orders needed for dependent demand items.
Explain how enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can foster better resource planning.
Apply resource planning principles to the provision of services and distribution inventories.