MRP Manufacturing – What Can It Do For You?

MRP ManufacturingManufacturing 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.

If you’d like to find out more information, take a look at the popular SAP Business One or contact us on 01562 68211 or email us at

Growth Made Simple With SAP Business One

Are you looking for more than just accounting tools? SAP Business One can help you manage every aspect of your business.

Why not use a business management system that grows WITH you? Trusted by over 50,000 companies in 150 countries, SAP Business One allows you to have more control over your business. This single solution will streamline your key processes – from accounting and CRM to supply chain management and purchasing, making growth a lot easier for your business.

  • Capture all of your business information in a single, scalable system that will grow with you.
  • With its integrated business intelligence, you can get the answers you need a lot easier.
  • As it has an intuitive mobile app, you can give your employees on-the-go access to the software
  • Be set up and ready to go on premise or in the cloud in as little as 2 to 8 weeks

For further information on SAP Business One, contact us.

Minster Are The Cover Feature For Chamber of Commerce!

Chamber of CommerceMinster are proud to be the cover feature for the latest edition of Business Direction (Hereford and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce bi-monthly magazine).

We were chosen for the cover feature due to our reputation of excellent service, quality and long-standing commitment to local businesses. We were given a series of questions to answer in order to highlight the importance of IT and how relevant it is to a companies growth.

Labelled as ‘Industry Leaders In IT Solutions’ , Nick and Susan Marlow answered questions such as ‘What are the main IT issues Minster deals with on a regular basis?’ and ‘Is legislation helping or hindering sector development?’, hoping to have given the readers more knowledge on how important it is to keep IT systems up to date and how a supportive IT company can help businesses.

Please feel free to click the link below, have a read and let us know what you think!


Winter 2014 Newsletter – Out Now!

The latest edition (Issue 6) of the Minster Focus newsletter has been released!


Nick (Minster’s MD) Plays Bass!

Highlights Include: ‘Get Paid Faster’ with the new Debt Management Centre in Pegasus Opera 3, Keep The Spark In Manufacturing With SAP Business One, new PR Company to help Minster grow and Minster’s Director Nick Marlow plays guitar at local school.

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Keeping The Spark In Manufacturing With SAP

What can SAP Business One MRP do for you and your manufacturing business?

SAP Business One supports all the basic business requirements of a modern manufacturing business, enabling you to accurately and effectively manage bills of materials (BOMs), production orders, and material requirements in one centralised ERP system.

Offering a simple yet powerful planning system, it helps production planners or buyers schedule and manage items for production or purchasing based on a variety of criteria.

SAP Business One MRP (Materials Requirements Planning)  allows you to define a planning scenario in five easy steps and then predict demand based on its forecasts. This sophisticated module ensures that your company can fulfil demand resulting in satisfied customers.

Whether you purchase your inventory in or you manufacture it, SAP Business One MRP module can handle it.

What are SAP Business One MRP Salient features?

  • Accurately predict demand based on forecasts, allowing you to adjust material planning accordingly
  • The planning wizard guides you through the process of creating planning scenarios in five simple steps. Scenarios can be run for a range of items or item groups, and once executed, the solution produces a detailed recommendation report
  • Once a scenario is executed, the solution presents a recommendation to ‘make’ or ‘buy’ items in a recommendation report. Drill-down options are available to allow planners to view the net requirement calculations and view the actual documents driving the gross requirements. Exception warnings and visual queries are also available. These help users identify orders that need to be expedited.
  • From the recommendation report, planners can automatically select recommended production orders and purchase orders for automatic creation. If an item needs to be outsourced, the system allows planners to easily convert a production order to a purchase order. Purchase orders to the same supplier can be optionally consolidated into one order, streamlining the purchasing process
  • Pre-defined report templates allow you to create detailed reports quickly and easily

How can SAP Business One MRP benefit your business?

  • Reduce costs – by considering both minimum order quantities and order multiples
  • Have complete end-to-end visibility of products –  from order entry through manufacturing, fitting, alterations and on to delivery
  • Make quicker, better decisions –  by gaining access to timely, accurate data on all aspects of the sales process
  • Reduce stock levels – by reducing safety stock and multiple PO’s for the same
  • SAP Business One makes it easy for you to capture the usage of material required for you to build your finished products.


For more information on this and other features available on SAP Business One, please contact us for a consultation or click here for more.

Proud To Be An SAP Partner

Through further expansion, Minster have become as SAP Partner extending our current portfolio of ERP business solutions.

This partnership has taken over 6 months to finalise after a rigorous selection process. With the support from SAP and our dedicated team, we are now ready to deliver some exciting new technologies including SAP HANA®, SAP Cloud® and Mobility.
Designed specifically for SMEs and sold exclusively through SAP Partners, SAP Business One enables you to streamline processes, act on timely information and drive profitable growth.
To celebrate this partnership and to introduce our new offerings to local companies, we are holding an event.. It will give you more of an insight into what Business One can offer as well as knowledge and further advice from our experienced team.

For more information on the event, Please click here or contact us with any queries you have.