Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Satisfy customer requirements while maintaining optimal inventory levels using the powerful MRP planning tool.

Synchronize Material Requirements with Production Schedules

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.

Key Benefits of MRP ERP for Your Company

  • Improved Profits

    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.

  • Maximize Utilization

    Accurate material plans ensure that material is available for production. This improves resource scheduling to maximize machine, work center, and labor resources.

  • Manage by Exception

    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.

Important Features of Material Requirements Planning Software

MRP Exception Messages

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.

Master Production Schedule

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.

Sales Forecasts

Develop forecasts to drive the master schedule from sales history and/or manual entry.

MRP Detail

Review and execute the complete material plan through MRP screens that show all activity, orders, requirements, balances, and recommendations for an inventory item.

Critical Materials

View critical materials required for scheduled production orders.

Queue, Finish, and Move Time

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.

MRP Days Supply

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.

Transfer Demand

Balance supply and demand for planned inbound and outbound transfer orders across warehouse locations.

Blanket Sales Orders

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.

See what Acumatica customers are saying

"For us, the power of the Acumatica system is in the WMS and shop floor data collection, the inventory management, the ability to deliver to a customer and to get things right."
Ben Leinster, CEO
"We looked around for quite a while for what we wanted—an ERP that could integrate with a POS and our website and one that would only cost a couple hundred thousand. Everyone told us that it didn’t exist, that it would cost $5 million. ‘In your price range,’ they said, ‘there are no integrated systems."
Bram Kleppner, CEO
Danforth Pewter

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