Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
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The MRP software (Material Requirements Planning) module assists you in managing the balance between supply and demand. The MRP module provides a comprehensive analysis of your materials, including the suggested action required to restore balance. The MRP software suggests when to release supply orders (either for purchased or fabricated parts), based on the most up-to-date supply and demand information available. Material Requirements Planning helps reduce inventory, increase manufacturing productivity, and ultimately facilitate cash flow.
VISUAL Enterprise’s Material Requirements Planning uses the additional benefits of MRP II, which uses feedback from your shop floor on how work has progressed to date, which helps you determine the appropriate updates to the next run. Using the MRP II software, you can integrate forecasts, master schedule items, sales orders, and firm planned orders for MRP processing. You can generate MRP by independent warehouses, viewing supply and demand separately in each warehouse.
The MRP software component of VISUAL Enterprise allows you to choose the planning policy option that works best for your company, such as discrete, minimum/maximum order quantity, fixed period, period supply, among others. You can then review and implement rescheduling recommendations for work orders and purchase orders, based on actual production and demand schedules.