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This text provides informative, short introductions to the core concepts of Operations Management. This text contains more than 50 concept entries and is fully cross-referenced.An outstanding reference for Operations Management students at all levels. 

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
Material requirements planning (MRP)
Product Breakdown Structure

The product breakdown structure is a specification of the different parts and components used to assemble a finished product. Figure 42 shows an example of a product breakdown structure for a cold frame used by gardeners. A product breakdown structure is usually based on a hierarchical structure. For example, in Figure 42 the finished product exists at level 0. The cold frame is the result of the assembly of three level 1 components: one frame, two hinges, and one top assembly. ...

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