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.

Christa Peterson
Christa Peterson, Director of Accounting & Finance
Specified Technologies Incorporated

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


Forecasts can be calculated or entered manually. These forecasts can be dependent and consumed by sales orders, or they can be independent. Input forecasts as one-time, weekly, monthly, or yearly.

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.

Bucketless System

Enhance your manufacturing resource planning by planning every requirement for every item. Acumatica MRP does not ignore detail by grouping requirements together.


Run MRP for a single site or across multiple locations for a consolidated material plan.


Manage production plans, procurement, and transfers across warehouse locations. MRP suggests planned production orders that drive requirements throughout your organization to supply warehouses down to your vendors.

Queue, Finish, and Move Time

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 times.

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.

Manage by Exception

Access MRP exception messages for recommendations to defer, delete, expedite, or place on hold actual or firmed production, purchasing, or transfer orders based on refreshed data in the system. Exception messages further aid planners with information such as available transfers, notifications for orders without scheduled shipment dates, transfers without replenishing warehouses, and circular transfers.


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

Blanket Sales Orders

As forecasted demand, blanket sales order lines for future dates are included in MRP planning. Blanket release child sales orders are processed as normal sales order demand.

Order Quantities

MRP uses safety stock and reorder point levels to determine quantities for manufacturing planned orders. Further, users can set minimum and maximum order quantities for suggested orders to match production batch sizes or preferred supplier order quantities. Lot sizes are used to smooth demand quantities by defined multiples. For example, a lot size of 5 and demand for 37 units would result in a planned order for 40 (rounded up from 37 in a multiple of 5).

Order Lead Times

MRP respects vendor lead times defined in inventory for purchased items. Users can set additional lead time when the product may need to be quarantined and inspected before it is moved to an on-hand location for manufacturing. Lead times are also defined for manufactured items and warehouse transfers.

MRP History and Audit

Benchmark previous MRP generations to evaluate past MRP performance to understand if generation times varied due to larger date ranges, setup issues, or other factors.

See what Acumatica customers are saying

"I’m looking forward to the audit this year because it’s so much easier with Acumatica and its paperless nature with scanned documents."
Andy Gale, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
LiveView Technologies, Inc.
"Acumatica allows us to concentrate on the business itself while not worrying about the software. All the data goes into one database, so it's one version of truth."
Yuri Dorovskikh, IT Manager
OFS International

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