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Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling
Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of

material requirement planning  kinds of manufacturing activities. Material requirement planning and master production scheduling are the two components of production planning and scheduling. Precision in calculation of quantities of WIP and raw materials required, production time, raw material costs, inventory costs, stock out costs, and production costs are very important. Most of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the market today are not able to do this accurately. At the same time, reduction in costs through

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Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors excel in depends on their original ERP system's suitability for repetitive versus to-order environments.

material requirement planning  in the flow of material from suppliers to customers. Every-part-every-interval (EPEI) calculations for lean lot sizing, which ensure a valid level schedule based on changeover frequency Takt time calculations , which are used to synchronize the rate of production with the rate of sales (customer demand) Supermarket (buffer) performance management , which optimizes a pull-based replenishment system and provides a mechanism for establishing and maintaining buffer quantities, including performance Read More

Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing


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material requirement planning  forecasting tools common in material resource planning (MRP II) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. These levels often exceed demand, resulting in building excess finished inventory, while in a flow/lean/ just in time (JIT) environment, orders are conversely pulled through the process, based on actual demand. Part two of the Demand-driven versus Traditional Manufacturing Requirements Planning series. In contrast, rather than emphasize planning such as ERP, lean manufacturing and JIT Read More

Supply Chain Planning - Issues for Continuous Chemical Companies


The continuous chemical industries typically share an objective of running at near 100% utilization. This and other realities yield unique requirements for a Supply Chain Planning (SCP) system. This article discusses some of these unique needs.

material requirement planning  of off-spec or twilight material Optimizing production schedules Increasing production efficiency Improving customer satisfaction Integrating with the existing ERP system Vendor Considerations If a continuous chemical company decides that these objectives are adequate to justify a Supply Chain Planning project, an SCP product must be selected. Many alternative vendors exist for SCP. The vast majority designed their SCP product with little or no regard for the needs of continuous chemical companies. Read More

Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning


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material requirement planning  that uses bill of material (BOM) data, inventory data, and MPS to calculate requirements for materials, to make recommendations to release replenishment orders for materials. Further, because it is time-phased, it makes recommendations to reschedule open orders when due dates and need dates are not in phase. For more definitions, see Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology . Impact of Computer on Planning Process The impact that the computer had on material planning and enterprise management in Read More

The Evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning Includes Service Industries


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Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction


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material requirement planning  supply review considers potential material shortages in the supply chain as well as the capacity for the company to develop excess inventory. 4. Financial Reconciliation Review At this point, the strategic S&OP process diverges from current business practice by creating a forward financial forecast of the previous three reviews. The supply and demand reviews are balanced by taking a close look at the product mix, conducting what-if analysis, filtering it through constraint management, and allocating Read More

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