Microsoft Dynamics GP | Materials Requirement Planning

 Materials Requirements Planning

Microsoft Dynamics GP Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) calculates needed materials by reviewing forecasts, sales orders, manufacturing orders, purchase orders, and inventory levels to identify potential inventory issues. Balance the supply and demand for purchased and manufactured items over a defined time span for more effective resource planning.

Microsoft Dynamics GP MRP provides an extensive view into materials requirements. Drive down inventory costs, reduce stock outages, and streamline the production process. Gain a well-coordinated purchasing and production plan by effectively accessing, tracking, and analyzing critical MRP data. Minimize costs by building according to projected demand.

The following features are included in Microsoft Dynamics GP MRP module:

  • Flexible Requirements Definition permits a customizable resource planning schedule based on actual or projected sales. Define material requirements, production planning specifications, bucketing options, and run spans.

  • Advanced Filtering filters data by item, planner code, buyer code, warehouse, or date.

  • Comprehensive Drilldown Capability quickly drills down on any quantity, via the Pegging tool, to identify the source of demand.

  • Better Exceptions Management broadens or narrows forecast views and improves response generated by previous MRP runs.

  • Agile Order Management automatically records and responds to the need of additional components required by purchase orders and manufacturing with quantities that are most cost effective.

  • Efficiently Aggregate Requirements by combining material requirements into a minimum number of purchase orders via Purchase Request Resolution.

  • Workflow Support gives the ability to cut purchase orders automatically via the Pegging window.

  • Designated Time Frames enable views of requirements designated by user-defined periods such as days, weeks, months, or in a bucketless format without any regard to time frame.

  • Multiple Quantity Display displays up to 6 different types of quantities within 26 tracked categories including sales orders, planned purchase orders, and on-hand totals.

  • Forecast Consumption leverages MRP with Sales Forecasting to reflect sales demand within materials requirements plans.

  • Supply Chain Visibility improves efficiency and increases the predictability of incoming raw materials by making integrated materials requirements data and processes visible to manufacturers and distributors.