Alex has convened a meeting of a working group to discuss these issues. Sandy Corbett, the consultant, has been invited to come and advise the company, and is due to give a presentation to the working group immediately following this initial meeting. Because of the company-wide potential for MRP, especially if it were to be extended into MRP2, a group of eight key personnel has been called together.
Alex Rheingold: Managing Director
Chairs the meeting. Knows about the furniture industry. The driving force behind the recent management buy-out. Impressed by a recent conference presentation by the MRP consultant, Sandy Corbett: hence the present event.
Chris Duncan: Financial Director
Knows about the turnover and profitability of the firm.
Jan Pettigrew: Operations Director
Worked entirely within the furniture industry, and believes it to be unique and distinct. Been on a course about MRP.
Rowan Gregory: Chief Designer
Ambitious to promote a quality "Oakland's Style".
Sam Newton: Sales and Distribution Manager
Responsible for sales and customer care.
Jo Armstrong: Purchasing Manager
Responsible for maintaining adequate stocks of quality timbers. Knows something about JIT.
Robin Johnston: Production Scheduler
Time served, with excellent intuitive judgement.
Jean Lamont: Systems Administrator
Knows about the existing computer systems and about data handling practicalities.
Sandy Corbett: Outside Consultant
Invited to do a presentation on MRP2 by Alex Rheingold.