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What are MRP, MRP I and MRP II? (a brief history)

MRP (Material Requirements Planning system) was developed in the 1960-1970s as a form of integrated IT (Information Technology) system that was designed to enhance business productivity through the use of computers and software technology.

The very first MRP systems used in manufacturing were used to extract information from a bill of materials for a particular completed product that would subsequently be used to develop a purchasing plan and elementary production scheduling.

Manufacturing Resource Planning (or MRP II) is an evolved version of the original MRP I system. MRP II provides manufacturers with the ability to develop detailed schedules for production, with access to real-time data for the purpose of coordinating such resources as labor force availability, the delivery of component materials, and more.

MRP II is somewhat two-fold in that it can be used entirely by itself, or as a module within a comprehensive ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. It is also important to note that with the addition of a CRM and an accounting module, an MRP system becomes a form of ERP system.

What is an MRP system?

An MRP system (or Manufacturing Resource Planning system) is used by manufacturers for the purpose of integrating business data within a single system. This data can be used for activities such as production planning, inventory planning, raw material purchase scheduling, and a range of other useful and important purposes.

The majority of MRP systems are software-based, though there are some instances where this is not the case, for instance, some smaller manufacturers may still use a pen and paper to plan their manufacturing planning.

What is an ERP System?

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) predominantly refers to software that is used for integrated management of core business processes, to streamline processes in order to make them more efficient and to standardize business processes so that they are more effective.

Therefore, it could be said that ERP is mostly a form of software for business management. ERP allows manufacturing firms to keep track of main business processes, make better managerial decisions, together with achieving enhanced functioning within the business.

The key aspects of an ERP system include order handling, which factors in how many disparate aspects there are within an individual order, and organizes order placement according to the entire manufacturing process, taking into account order quantity, stock inventory details, varying distribution channels, and accounting matters amongst other things.

Elsewhere, ERP systems also include integrated financial management resources, enabling manufacturing firms to integrate their sales, overall finances, and more. For example, an ERP accounting module allows a firm to access all of its finances within one place, and then subsequently make changes with ease.

Moreover, ERP systems can also improve the effectiveness and efficiency of a manufacturing firm through the standardization of HR particulars, enabling business owners and employees alike to utilize self-service interfaces that help them to manage personal data, track costs, enable time-tracking, and much more.

Finally, the very best Manufacturing ERP systems enable firms to manage various manufacturing types, to control and manage the flow of client information, and to regularly communicate with clients through the use of highly-efficient CRM systems (Customer Relationship Management).

In addition, they help companies to achieve standardization within their manufacturing processes, they facilitate analysis and tracking for purchases in an organized and streamlined way, and they provide support to processes through reporting, planning, and scheduling, which allows businesses to save valuable time and increase overall productivity in their day-to-day operations.

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MRPeasy MRP system makes material planning, production scheduling and team communication easy.

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One tool to manage sales, production planning, stock, purchasing and shop floor:

  • CRM section: For quick cost estimating, quoting and customer relations.
  • Production planning: For assisted production scheduling, a visual production calendar and Gantt chart and dynamic drag-and-drop rescheduling.
  • Stock module: For inventory control, stock movements, stock lot/batch, serial number tracking, shipments, and much more.
  • Procurement: For managing purchases and increase pre-filled purchase orders with a single click.
  • Dashboard: For a quick overview of the whole manufacturing process – from start to finish.
  • Accounting: For making the life of your accountant maximum easy.
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Seamless Manufacturing Planning

  • Have one place to manage your stock, material purchase terms, and purchase orders.
  • Quickly estimate material costs and lead times when quoting or when scheduling new manufacturing orders.
  • When a work order is created, automatically book parts from stock and create prefilled purchase orders for missing parts.
  • See color-coded warnings for parts not arriving on time and take immediate action.
  • Use one integrated MRP system for materials planning helps to avoid stock-outs and decrease inventory levels.

Accurate Production Scheduling and Easy Rescheduling

  • Having each work order associated with a particular BOM and routing gives the system the ability to easily calculate the manufacturing cost and time.
  • All manufacturing orders are managed in one place, enabling MRPeasy to check and book the first available workstation time-slots and schedules the production for you.
  • Follow production schedule on visual calendars, or Gantt charts, and use simple drag-and-drop for dynamic rescheduling.

Efficient Team Communication and Reporting

  • All manufacturing operations and materials planning are done in one system, ensuring that every user has a clear overview of tasks and duties.
  • Shop-floor workers can follow their tasks in the “My production plan” section, and report fulfillment or stops.
  • Additionally, they can use simplified the “Internet-kiosk” mode for shop-floor workers tablets or smartphones for simplified real-time reporting.

Integrated MRP System for Business Growth

  • Production Planning

    Accurate automatic planning and realistic production schedule. Reschedule dynamically by just dragging and dropping manufacturing orders and operations in the calendar or Gantt chart.

  • Stock

    Inventory management, stock movements, batch and serial number tracking. Set and optimize stock levels and avoid stock-outs. Have a clear history of your stock operations.

  • CRM (Sales Management)

    Just a few clicks to calculate the product cost and the best delivery time. Send quotations and invoices, prepare shipments. Send confirmed customer order to production. Track the sales process all the way from quotation right down to delivery using a simple pipeline view.

  • Team

    Simple environment for line workers to follow tasks on desktop or mobile device. Real-time shop floor reporting. Real-time overview of the need and availability of human resources.

  • Purchasing

    Manage purchases and raise pre-filled purchase orders with a single click. Vendors, prices, lead times, it’s all there. Manage your supply chain with the help of accurate statistics. Forecast your procurement needs.

  • Accounting

    Enjoy clear visibility to your business performance. Follow your cash flow, balance sheet and profit/loss in real time. Understand the profitability of the business, and more.

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Reviews

Brandon Ames

CEO, Anicell Biotech

MRPeasy gives us the ability to track all of our manufacturing lot costs right down to the individual serial number of our products. MRPeasy provides the software as a remote service and has never been unavailable to us except in very rare maintenance windows.

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Tim Grant

CEO, Business Solution Providers, Inc

“Ahead of its time” Easy of use and simplicity to understand. This is one of the best programmed software out there for this industry. We setup, train and implement manufacturing software for multiple companies, and clients find it easy to understand and operate.

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Benjamin Raffiani

CEO, Sox Trot LLC

Best value in the small manufacturing space by far. With MRPeasy our capacity doubled. It streamlined our production, and procurement so well that I’m now able to spend a lot more time on growth and sales. Extremely comprehensive and works seamlessly with Xero and Shopify.

Some of our customers

  • AniCell Biotech
  • Nielsen
  • Skin Actives Scientific
  • Starship

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