Accurate inventory accounting, work in progress accounting and product costing are all time-consuming and complex tasks. In MRPeasy software, they are fully automated.
As the accountant, with MRPeasy software, there is no need to manually describe the financial transactions related to the normal day-to-day tasks that various roles in your company have performed.
This frees considerable time, and even more importantly, allows to gather even more reliable reports with less effort.
Keywords: Accounting, Manufacturing accounting, Financial accounting, Product costing, Work in progress accounting, Inventory accounting, Manufacturing accounting software
7. Purchasing Management
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
8. Manufacturing Inventory Management
The stock section is designed for the stock manager. Gain access to an overview of inventory management with the help of MRPeasy, learn about:
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 stock lots are.
Keywords: Inventory management, safety stock, stock adjustments, receiving purchases, material consumption, shipping, stock take, cycle counting, storage locations, several stocks, stock lot tracking
9. 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.
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 that are part of a department can view all open operations that are assigned to their department. You will learn:
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
10. Make to Order Manufacturing
Whether you create simple or complex products, whether they are standardized with slight variations, configurable, or they are custom engineered for the customer – there is special functionality in place for every occasion. Learn:
How to easily copy and customize a base product.
How to manage products with configurations/parametric variations in order to configure for an 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
11. Multi-Level BOM and Multi-Level Production Scheduling
With MRPeasy, it is possible to manage your multi-level bills of materials and multi-level production with efficiency. Discover:
How to define your multi-level product structure.
How to perform multi-level production scheduling.
How to set your worker’s visibility of other operations and assemblies in a manufacturing order.
How to import the multi-level product structure.
Keywords: multi-level bills of materials, multi-level bom, multi-level production scheduling
12. 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. Learn:
How to report the quantity of rejected products, side products, scraps, etc that were in production, which will then subsequently 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
13. Custom Fields
In MRPeasy, it is possible to add custom fields to your database to store extra information, which is important for you. Find out:
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
14. Expiry Date
With MRPeasy it is possible to track the expiry dates of perishable goods in your stock. The software will use the FEFO method (first expired, first out) when booking materials for production and shipping products to customers. This helps to make sure you use fresh ingredients and ship quality products to your customers. Discover:
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
15. BOM With Parameters (Matrix BOM)
The BOM with Parameters functionality allows users to change the materials and their quantities in a bill of materials based on the parameter values selection. This enables users to define complex parametric and configurable products, automatically selecting the specific bills of materials, and then tracking each variation separately in stock. Understand:
How to use parameters that change quantities of materials in a BOM.
How to use parameters and relations for selecting material items in a BOM.
How to combine several parameter selections for selecting materials in a BOM.
How to build a multi-level Matrix BOM, where sub-assemblies are also parametric.
Keywords: BOM With Parameters, Matrix BOM
16. Overlap and Special Sequence of Production Operations
Overlap and Special Sequence of Production Operations functionality in MRPeasy.
How to schedule manufacturing operations that 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
17. 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 and sewing machines. Find out:
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
18. Piece Payment
The Piece Payment functionality of MRPeasy enables capabilities such as workers receiving wages through a fixed rate according to the number of processed pieces they have produced. Furthermore, MRPeasy tracks the associated labor cost, and the piecework payroll automatically. Learn:
How to enable piece work.
How to define a piece cost for operation.
How to disable labor cost calculation based on hourly wage.
With Quality Control functionality, it is possible to track when goods arrive into stock and then are put on hold for inspection, which must be performed before they can be available for usage. Rework or repairs can be performed on items which have failed the quality control process. Discover:
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
20. Serial Numbers
The serial number tracking functionality individually tracks items - parts and products - and records the full history and current status of each item.
Serial number tracking in MRPeasy helps you to meet quality standards and regulatory compliance demands.
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 how to check a specific serial number's history.
How to define custom information fields for serial numbers.
How to track the 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 performed by a subcontractor (like powder coating, assembly, etc.).
How to define subcontracted operations in 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, and this functionality allows users to bypass that. Common examples of when this is useful are, for example:
When there are fixed quantities of supplies (like gloves or other perishable tools) used up during each manufacturing run.
Or when, for example, just one user manual or set of tools is packed for the customer (irrespective of whether the customer orders 1 unit or 10 units).
Keywords: Fixed quantity, bill of materials
25. Unscheduled Manufacturing Orders
In MRPeasy, it is possible to manage manufacturing orders which are not in the production schedule yet. Discover:
How to use drag & drop scheduling for unscheduled manufacturing orders in Gantt charts.
How to remove orders from the schedule and then add them back.
How to create unscheduled manufacturing orders.
Keywords: Production scheduling, Production planning, Production gantt chart, dynamic rescheduling, production schedule, unscheduled manufacturing orders
26. Approval System
The Document Approval System of MRPeasy allows users to configure 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. Find out:
How the Document Approval System works.
How to approve purchase orders or manufacturing orders.
The Backward Scheduling functionality of MRPeasy enables users to locate 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 the Just in Time Manufacturing mode. Explore:
How to use backward scheduling functionality for scheduling production operations.
How to program the software to automatically schedule manufacturing orders based on the due dates received from customer orders.
Keywords: Backward scheduling, just in time manufacturing, production scheduling, manufacturing resource planning, MRP
29. Maintenance Management System (MMS)
The Maintenance Management System (MMS) of MRPeasy helps users to keep track of maintenance cycles and schedule preventative maintenance for their workstations. Learn:
How to automatically keep track of the maintenance cycles of workstations.
How to schedule and report preventative maintenance.
The Multiple Stocks and Multiple Production Sites functionalities of MRPeasy allows the management of several locations of your business in one easy-to-use system. Each site has separate inventory management, stock keeping, production resources, production schedules, reports, and much more. Discover:
How to manage separate production sites and stocks within MRPeasy.
How to view reports by sites and stocks.
How to transfer items between geographic locations.
How to manage and schedule manufacturing resources at several sites.
Keywords: Manufacturing in multiple sites, production scheduling in multiple sites, multiple stocks management, inventory management
31. 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; for instance, the product might require repairs or maintenance; plus, the customer might even be invoiced in certain situations, for example, if the return is rejected. Find out:
How to open and track RMAs.
How to process a product return and refund.
How to replace, repair, or carry out maintenance on products and then ship them back to the customer.
The Revision/Version Control System in MRPeasy allows tracking changes to the bills of materials (BOM) and routings. Learn:
How to keep track of the history of changes made to a BOM or routing, who made these, and when the changes were made.
How to restore previous versions of BOM and Routings.
Keywords: Version control system, VCS, revision control, BOM versions, BOM management, Bill of materials, routing versions
33. Sales management
Sales management reports which display the actions of individual salespeople make it easier to gain an understanding of an individual's performance.
In the MRPeasy CRM, learn how to check which customers a salesperson has contacted, when they were contacted, how the customers have been moved in the sales pipeline, which invoices have been created by the salesperson, and more.
There can be several types of kits:
1) Product kit:
This a bundle of products that are sold together. Such a bundle must be assembled by creating a Manufacturing Order, which is automatically finished when all parts are received.
2) Material kit or phantom BOM:
This is a group of parts that are used together in manufacturing. It can be pre-assembled or used as a sub-assembly in a multi-level Manufacturing Order.
Also, the product kit functionality would allow converting a product with your internal part number to a customer-specific part number.
Such a kit item:
Must only have a BOM, no Routing.
Must not be configured as a procured item ("This is a procured item: No").
Keywords: Kit, bundle, auto-assembly product
35. QuickBooks Online Integration
MRPeasy together with QuickBooks Online accounting creates a very powerful ERP system for managing your manufacturing inventory, production schedule, shop-floor reporting, sales order fulfillment, procurement, and accounting.
The general principles of the MRPeasy and QuickBooks Online integration.
How to synchronize purchases, sales, and inventory transactions.
MRPeasy together with Xero accounting creates a very powerful ERP system for managing your manufacturing inventory, production schedule, shop-floor reporting, sales order fulfillment, procurement, and accounting.
The general principles of the MRPeasy and Xero integration.
How to synchronize purchases, sales, and inventory transactions.
Shopify and MRPeasy work seamlessly together so that sales and shipments are done in Shopify and products are manufactured, materials are handled, production is planned, and purchasing managed in MRPeasy.
The general principles of the MRPeasy and Shopify integration.
How orders are sent from Shopify to MRPeasy.
How to fulfill orders.
How to synchronize inventory levels from MRPeasy to Shopify.
The Packing functionality of MRPeasy enables support for packing multiple products into a package, e.g. a box of 10 units. It is possible to plan and use packaging materials in the manufacturing process.
Add packaging materials and package quantity into the BOM.
Include packaging costs into the cost of the manufactured product.
Plan and use packaging in Manufacturing Orders.
Keep track of the packaged products.
Use the weight of products and packaging, calculate the weight of a shipment, and use it in shipping documents.