The procurement module of MRPeasy is designed for the purchasing manager.
How to see purchase requirements, shortage report, or time-phased demand for materials which must be purchased.
How to send, track and receive purchase orders and incoming invoices.
How to prepare and send requests for quotations (RFQs).
How to compile procurement forecasts.
Saving and counting with suppliers' prices, delivery terms and shipping discipline.
Keywords: Purchase order (PO), request for quotation (RFQ), order tracking, vendor pricelist, purchase terms, shortage reports, critical on-hand, requirements, purchasing software, procurement software, purchasing management, supply chain management
7. Manufacturing Inventory Management
The stock section is designed for the stock manager. Overview of inventory management with the help of MRPeasy:
How to gain a clear overview of your stock - what is on-hand, booked, or expected to arrive?
How to maintain minimum inventory levels?
How inventory levels are adjusted by receipt of purchases, consumption in manufacturing, finishing manufacturing orders, shipping, and manual adjustments?
How to manage internal storage locations and several stocks?
What are stock lots?
Keywords: Inventory management, safety stock, stock adjustments, receiving purchases, material consumption, shipping, stock take, cycle counting, storage locations, several stocks, stock lot tracking
8. Departments and Workforce Planning
With MRPeasy, it is possible to categorize manufacturing workers into departments according to your organizational structure, or according to their skills.
When scheduling, the production operations can be assigned to specific workers or to departments. As a result, all workers part of a department can see all open operations that are assigned to the department.
How to assign operations to departments.
How to pick jobs as a worker.
How to set default planning departments for operations and workstations.
How to see workforce requirements.
How to manage departments.
Keywords: Workforce planning, human resources planning, departments, skill matrix
9. Make to Order Manufacturing
Whether you make simple or complex products, if they are standard, with slight variations, are configurable, or are custom engineered for the customer – there is special functionality in place for every occasion.
How to easily copy and customize a base product.
How to manage products with configurations / parametrical variations for configure to order.
How to manage fully bespoke and complex engineer-to-order products.
Keywords: Make to order, configure to order, engineer to order, assemble to order
10. Co-Product Bill of Materials
The Co-product BOM functionality of MRPeasy allows for the retrieval of other additional products - co-products or by-products - as a result of one manufacturing order.
How to report the quantity of rejected products, side products, scrap, or etc. in production which will then be counted into stock.
How to set up additional products in the BOM.
Keywords: Bill of materials, Co-product BOM, Co-products in manufacturing, By-products in manufacturing, Food manufacturing ERP, Scrap reporting in manufacturing, MRPeasy, BOM, MRP software
11. Custom Fields
In MRPeasy, it is possible to add custom fields to your database to store extra information, which is important for you.
How to add custom fields to your database tables.
How to enter information into custom fields.
How to show information from custom fields on documents like purchase orders, invoices, etc.
Keywords: Custom database fields
12. Expiry Date
With MRPeasy it is possible to track expiry dates of perishable goods in your stock.
The software will use the FEFO method - first expired, first out - when booking materials to production and products to customers. This helps to make sure you use fresh ingredients and ship quality products to your customers.
How to set and track the shelf life for the stock lots of parts, ingredients, and final products.
How to estimate the expiry date of goods.
Keywords: Expiry date management, managing perishable goods, FEFO, First expired first out, perishable inventory management
13. Overlap and Special Sequence of Production Operations
Overlap and Special Sequence of Production Operations functionality in MRPeasy.
How to schedule manufacturing operations, which can overlap with each other, in a continuous flow manufacturing mode.
How to configure complex sequences of operations - parallel, converging, or diverging chains of operations.
Keywords: Production scheduling, operation scheduling, overlapping operations, continuous flow manufacturing, repetitive flow manufacturing, one piece flow manufacturing
14. Parallel Execution of Production Operations
The Parallel Execution of Production Operations functionality of MRPeasy automatically divides an operation among several workstations of the same kind for faster parallel processing.
As a common example, this is useful in the textile industry, where a large batch of products must be processed, and the work should be divided among all available workstations, sewing machines.
How to configure parallelization for an operation.
How the software divides an operation among available workstations.
Keywords: Parallel processing, production scheduling, production optimization, operation scheduling
15. Piece Payment
The Piece Payment functionality of MRPeasy allows defining that a worker is paid a fixed rate according to the number of processed pieces. MRPeasy tracks the associated labor cost, the piecework payroll, automatically.
How to enable piece work.
How to define a piece cost for an operation.
How to disable labor cost calculation based on hourly wage.
With the Quality Control functionality, goods, when arriving into stock, are put on hold for inspection, which must be performed before they can be available in stock.
Rework or repairs can be performed on items which have failed the quality control.
How to enable quality control for an item.
How to perform an inspection.
How to find rejected or on hold stock lots.
How to plan a service order.
How to write off rejected items.
Keywords: Quality control, quality assurance, stock in quality control, incoming quality control, outgoing quality control
17. Serial Numbers
The serial number tracking functionality individually tracks items - parts and products - and records full history and current status of each item.
Serial number tracking in MRPeasy helps you meet quality standards and regulatory compliance.
How to track each physical item individually by a serial number.
How to report used serial number parts in products with serial numbers.
How to input serial numbers.
How to gain an overview of serial numbers, and check a specific serial number's history.
How to define custom information fields for serial numbers.
How to track shipping of serial numbered items.
How to process customer returns of serial numbered items.
Keywords: serial number tracking, serial number traceability, inventory tracking, customer returns
With MRPeasy Professional edition, it is possible to manage outsourced services and operations, which you order from a subcontractor or a contract manufacturer.
How to manage production operations, which are done by a subcontractor, e.g. like powder coating, assembly, etc.
How to define subcontracted operations in the product routing.
How to schedule subcontracted operations in your production schedule.
How to issue subcontracting purchase orders.
How to track the status of subcontracting processes.
How to order products from a contract manufacturer and free issue stock from your own inventory.
With MRPeasy Professional edition, it is possible to use non-inventory items.
The non-inventory items functionality allows defining items, which are not tracked in inventory management. These items do not have stock, stock lots, bookings, etc.
With MRPeasy Professional edition, it is possible to use fixed quantities of materials in bills of materials, which are not multiplied by the order quantity when calculating total material requirements. Usually, the Bill of Materials in MRPeasy acts like a recipe/formula, this functionality allows bypassing that. Common examples when this is useful are, for example:
when there are fixed quantities of supplies, like gloves or other perishable tools, used up per manufacturing run,
or when for example just one user manual or set of tools is packed for the customer, irrelevant if the customer orders 1 or 10 units.
Keywords: Fixed quantity, bill of materials
22. Approval System
The Document Approval System of MRPeasy allows configuring the requirement of a managers approval before further actions can be taken. For example, in your organization, for some positions, it might be permitted to create new purchase orders, but they must be approved by a manager before they can be ordered.
How the Document Approval System works.
How to approve purchase orders or manufacturing orders.
The Backward Scheduling functionality of MRPeasy finds the latest suitable time in the production schedule for each manufacturing operation before a specified due date. Backward scheduling helps to lower inventory levels, shorten lead times, and improve customer satisfaction by enabling the use of Just in Time Manufacturing mode.
How to use backward scheduling functionality for scheduling production operations.
How to have the software automatically schedule manufacturing orders based on due dates from customer orders.
Keywords: Backward scheduling, just in time manufacturing, production scheduling, manufacturing resource planning, MRP
25. Maintenance Management System (MMS)
The Maintenance Management System (MMS) of MRPeasy helps to keep track of maintenance cycles and schedule preventative maintenance for your workstations.
How to automatically keep track of maintenance cycles of workstations.
How to schedule and report preventative maintenance.
The Multiple Stocks and Multiple Production Sites functionalities of MRPeasy allows managing several locations of your business in one easy-to-use system. Each site has separate inventory management, stock keeping, production resources, production schedule, reports, and much more. * How to manage separate production sites and stocks in MRPeasy.
How to view reports by sites and stocks.
How to transfer items between locations.
How to manage and schedule manufacturing resources in several sites.
Keywords: Manufacturing in multiple sites, production scheduling in multiple sites, multiple stocks management, inventory management
27. Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)
With the Return Merchandise Authorization functionality of MRPeasy, you can manage your customer returns, refunds, repairs and maintenance processes.
The customer might want a refund or a replacement; the product might need repairs or maintenance; plus, the customer might even be invoiced in certain situations, for example, if the return is rejected.
How to open and track RMAs.
How do process a product return and refund.
How to replace, repair or maintenance products and ship them back to the customer.
The Revision/Version Control System in MRPeasy allows tracking changes to Bills of Materials (BOMs) and Routings.
How to keep track of the history of changes made to a BOM or a Routing, who made these, when.
How to restore previous versions of BOMs and Routings.
Keywords: Version control system, VCS, revision control, BOM versions, BOM management, Bill of materials, routing versions
29. Sales management
Sales management reports which show the actions of individual salespeople make it easier to gain an understanding of an individual's performance.
In the MRPeasy CRM, how to check which customers a salesperson has contacted, when, how the customers have been moved in the sales pipeline, which invoices have been created by the salesperson and more.