• Subject: Re: MAPICS & Mfg systems (was "Accntg software")
  • From: "John Bussert" <jbussert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 06:46:40 -0600

Wayne,

There are a lot of books and manuals available.  Try the apics site -
www.apics.org they specialize in MRP et.al.

Also, try www.amazon.com and search on MRP, Manufacturing Systems, etc. you
will get a host of titles.

Good luck.

John Bussert
jbussert@stecnet.com
Swift Technologies, Inc.
847-289-8339

-----Original Message-----
From: Wynn Osborne <wynn@praxis.net>
To: midrange-l@midrange.com <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Date: Thursday, January 08, 1998 1:03 AM
Subject: MAPICS & Mfg systems (was "Accntg software")


>Related to MAPICS,
>
>I do think the underlying applications were pretty good (just coded
>poorly...no horribly! <g>). Also, IMHO, the manuals were pretty darned
good.
>
>This brings up a question I've wanted to post for a while:
>
>Anyone know of some good Manufacturing Systems Resources? I don't mean from
>a code perspective---from a "Systems" perspective. My old boss had a real
>old set of skinny black books by IBM (called APICS I believe) that were
>geared towards this.
>
>To be more specific...materials like the old MAPICS Reference manuals,
>Ollie White MRPII book, etc....You know, good "Standard System" references.
>
>Because I work with an in-house MRPII system that we continue to modify,
>and with the explosion of ERP packages out there (of which my company is
>too cheap to purchase), resources like this would be *extremely valuable*
>to me.
>
>Thanks in advance,
>Wynn Osborne
>
>"Cut her back [the limo] and to the right as hard as you kin, Cut
her."--Mr. Q
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