CONCEPTS FOR MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS PLANNING IN THE COMPANY
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This article makes a systematic review of modern concepts of the management of material requirements for the company. There is also a consistent debate over the essence and specific technologies for planning the material requirements of the company. Special attention is paid to technology for determining the quantities of firm orders, which determine the quantities to buy in the company concerning the characteristics of the concept of buffer stock. A conclusion has been reached that, when planning the company's material requirements, the concept of buffer stock is easily applicable because planned orders can be defined simply by buffer stock being deducted from the initial balance of stocks available. On the other hand, a buffer period of delivery is somewhat more difficult to apply, because it cannot be obtained by artificially increasing the main period of delivery using some value of security.