ProcessPro® Premier

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

MRP allows for more efficient and effective use of resources.

Features of MRP

  • Items can be grouped together by buyer or planner to allow segregation of responsibility
  • Order points and safety stock levels are maintained to ensure inventory availability
  • Expiring inventory is removed from available inventory
  • Recommended start dates take QC lead time and production lead times into consideration
  • MRP is used to suggest formula batch tickets, packaged goods batch tickets, and purchase orders
  • Premier provides a group of displays to indicate what is required in manufacturing or purchasing, as well as indicates recommended start dates and completion dates
  • Incorporate forecasts into MRP runs to compare to actuals
  • MRP can look as far into the future as desired; the user provides the planning date
  • MRP looks at the actual sales and/or master production schedule (MPS) and compares them to the on-hand inventory to calculate net shortages
  • Recommended purchase orders can be automatically generated from MRP projections
  • An MRP Demand Supply report is generated in Microsoft Excel to allow what-if scenarios and more flexible data manipulation
  • MRP groups the need for all packaged goods under the formula used in the package. Multiple package sizes may be combined on one formula batch ticket
  • MRP allows the planner to drill down from the suggested requirements for an item to view a list of sales orders or batch tickets on demand
  • MRP suggests dates to produce or purchase items using the orders and batch tickets in the system
  • MRP suggestions are utilized to accurately schedule work centers
  • Automatically schedules work centers according to manufacturing needs
  • Efficiently manages production and labor needs for selected work centers
  • Work center schedules can be viewed in 7-day increments
  • Easily view work center scheduling conflicts.
  • Instantly rearrange columns to view data by preference
  • Scheduling includes unallocated, closed, and held batch tickets