distribution resource planning

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distribution resource planning (DRP)

a computer-based PRODUCTION planning system which integrates a firm's PRODUCTION SCHEDULES, product DISTRIBUTION system and customers' orders, in order both to minimize stockholding costs and to improve customer service by reducing delivery times. See STOCKHOLDING MODEL, DELIVERY DATE, PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT.
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The data can be fed into forecasting and Distribution Resource Planning software, such as the one being tested by LogiCNet, a division of IRI.
Secondly, recent technical breakthroughs have made possible the deployment of reliable and economically scalable store-level distribution resource planning (DRP) capabilities for retailers.
the distribution resource planning efforts at the manufacturer to consumer demand.
Techniques such as electronic data interchange (EDI), distribution resource planning (DRP), and expert systems will be applied.
His latest book - DRP: Distribution Resource Planning, Distribution Management's Most Powerful Tool, published by Oliver Wight Companies - describes how DRP can be used effectively for the rest of the logistics channel - specifically, tying in wholesalers and retailers.
The use of distribution resource planning (DRP) software has nearly doubled in the last two years.

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