Satisfy customer requirements while maintaining optimal inventory levels using the powerful MRP planning tool.
Generate time-phased manufacturing and purchasing plans for optimal inventory availability tied to forecasts and actual customer demands. Reduce inventory, improve customer service, and avoid shortages and stock-out scenarios that result in costly rush orders. Use exception reporting to understand which orders to move-in or move-out, which orders to cancel, and which vendors you need to contact to expedite shipments.
Time-phased material planning ensures materials are purchased just in time for manufacturing. Critical material reports and exception messages help planners to respond to real-world changes impacting demand and production schedules.
Accurate material plans ensure that material is available for production. This improves resource scheduling to maximize machine, work center, and labor resources.
Monitor material plans, material shortage reports, and production from a real-time dashboard. Drill-down to manage material plans using exception messaging to keep production running at peak performance.
Work through the list of recommended actions – expedite, defer, or cancel supply orders – to keep your plant running smoothly and ship customer orders on time. Identify late orders and display any transfers available from another warehouse or site.
Drive your plan and your plant from the Master Production Schedule (MPS). This MRP ERP system plans all requirements based upon MPS. The MPS will be treated as a pre-planned production order and will act as a supply for other demand requirements.
Develop forecasts to drive the master schedule from sales history and/or manual entry.
Review and execute the complete material plan through MRP screens that show all activity, orders, requirements, balances, and recommendations for an inventory item.
View critical materials required for scheduled production orders.
Improve material requirements planning by defining finish, move, and queue times for operations that require cooling, drying, movement to upstream operations (such as outsourced manufacturing services), and other expected non-production time.
Define planning buckets to consolidate demand into single purchase orders. Planned period sizes are defined by item class, stock item, or item and warehouse combination. Further, a system-wide setting can be defined for planned orders beyond the initial planning horizon for longer-term planning.
Balance supply and demand for planned inbound and outbound transfer orders across warehouse locations.
Blanket sales order lines for future dates are included in MRP planning as forecasted demand. Blanket release child sales orders are processed as normal sales order demand.