Manufacturing Resource Planning software is used to integrate inventory control and production planning – to manage all aspects of manufacturing efficiently. When managing your business it is important to keep costs low and efficiencies high which is where an MRP system may just become your new saviour!
The three main objectives of MRP Systems are;
To ensure materials are in stock for production and products are available for delivery to customers,
To ensure the lowest possible material and product levels are maintained,
To plan manufacturing activities, delivery schedules and purchasing activities effectively.
How could an MRP System benefit you?
MRP Systems are designed to make business operations smooth and efficient which allows the business an economic advantage. The system does this by planning and scheduling production operations which reduces money spent on waste materials, as this is a struggle for some manufacturers. Planning production also helps to see the number of finished goods for the future to improve planning of sales. The lowest material and product levels need to be maintained for warehouse storage and cash flow implications. Daily schedules and manufacturing activities need to be planned so the manufacturing of a product goes smoothly to ensure there are no complications which could impact on the production of the product and the delivery of the product to the customer.
It is important for a business to control the types and quantities of materials they purchase, products that will be produced and the quantities in which they will be produced. This is to ensure the business continues to meet customer demand at current and in the future, at the lowest possible cost. An MRP system would help to control this and would create reports on financial status and areas in which the business could improve on.
Why would an MRP System benefit your customers?
An MRP system will improve shipping performance to ensure goods are delivered to the customers at the correct time. It will also reduce the amount of late orders, create higher levels of productivity and helps the company adjust to changes in demand quickly; greatly improving customer service.
Overall, an MRP system is a great way not only to stay organised, but to also save time and money. All aspects of the business will integrate into a successful management solution with many benefits to the business.