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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 requirements planning definition  one type of WIP material may always be processed at one particular machine while another type of WIP material may always be processed at another machine. Any machine has a finite capacity. If the WIPs for incoming orders only go to one particular machine, then the machine will not be able to process the WIP in the given, finite time period. Good software should be able to define production process routings and then be able to sum up quantities. If the software is not able to handle these things then it

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material requirements planning definition  and build or supply material when the location needs to be replenished. These features are attractive, at least to existing ERP users, and in particular, to automotive suppliers, who have been pinched by a tightening economy and are under pressure to speed up operations and adopt JIT and lean manufacturing practices. The requirements for the automotive industry is particularly conducive to the deployment of lean concepts and can even extend into the accounting arena. Evaluated receipt settlement, release Read More

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material requirements planning definition  manufacturing, when one raw material is made into many end-items, a formula or recipe (process's equivalent to the discrete bill of material) is being asked to do something for which it was not designed. Consequently, a formula must have the flexibility and tensile strength to be changed rapidly and still conform the existing resources and routings on the plant floor. For example, it may be a game time decision on how to process a batch of apples to maximize the product yield. The software must be able Read More

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material requirements planning definition  reporting and consolidations, and material safety data sheet (MSDS) management. Having the flexibility to incorporate this added functionality from a single vendor can eliminate many of the interface issues when similar modules are purchased from third party vendors. Let's look at the maintenance function to illustrate this point. When you purchase a third-party maintenance management system, you would most likely get only an interface with your inventory and purchasing systems so that you could procure n Read More

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material requirements planning definition  do not need sophisticated material requirements planning (MRP) modules, but cannot work without warehouse management, supply chain management (SCM), or retail and commerce. You probably already guessed that we have a knowledge base for that, which is called ERP for Distribution . If you are neither producing nor selling what others produce, you probably are a service company and think you don’t need an ERP. Before you start looking for something else, let’s take a look at the definition for “resourc Read More

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material requirements planning definition  environments where TOC or material requirements planning (MRP) are more appropriate. In fact, some of Intentia's touted modules and capabilities are traditional ERP or supply chain management (SCM) ones that have been retrofitted to better accommodate just-in-time (JIT), lean, or flow principles. To view the results of Intentia's notable efforts to map Intentia Application Suite 's ( IAS , formerly Intentia Movex ) modules and capabilities against the five lean transitional steps, see table 1 . A more in Read More

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material requirements planning definition  and Supply Planning RFI/RFP Template The Production and Supply Planning RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 509 features and functions found in Production and Supply Planning software solutions. This Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Production and Supply Planning software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template: Strategic Read More

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material requirements planning definition  in-time Requirements Modeling Requirements analysis is the process of understanding what customers need from an application. The agile development framework has transformed software requirements analysis. The agile lifecycle emphasizes iterative and evolving requirements modeling. Requirements need to be concise, focus, and completed in short release cycles. This white paper describes the agile requirements analysis concept, and the processes involved. Read More

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