Free Master Production Schedule (MPS)


Free Master Production Schedule

You can download the Master Production Schedule template here:


A Master Production Schedule (MPS) is a plan for individual products to be manufactured in each individual time period.

It is a critical tool in the production planning process for a company that makes standard products via a Make-to-Stock production mode.

How is a Master Production Schedule used in production planning?

Production planning is a circular process involving:

1. General planning, which produces an MPS. I.e. When and what SHOULD be produced

2. Detailed scheduling, which subsequently delivers a production schedule. I.e. When, where, how, and from whom CAN the products be produced?

3. Return to step 1, and repeat until satisfied.

What is a Master Production Schedule?

The goal of the Master Production Schedule (MPS) is to balance supply and demand by period, where your production is the ‘supply’, and the forecast or confirmed sales is the ‘demand’.

The plan indicates by period, the extent to which the product will be demanded in terms of quantity, what the starting and ending inventory positions are, and the planned quantities to be produced.

What is Production Scheduling?

Crucially, the MPS itself does not address the individual tasks of production, such as operations and sequences, workstation capacities, workers, materials availability and lead times, etc.

These are the focus of production scheduling (i.e. planning out a realistic schedule for each worker and machine).

Performing this in Excel is not easy, if not impossible at all. We recommend using Master Production Schedule Software.

Integrated Manufacturing Software 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.

More than 1500 manufacturers trust MRPeasy software


Ann Richmond

Development Director, Randr

You guys are truly the best and the software is such a lifesaver for small companies like ours. Also just a note, our ISO auditors really liked everything that MRPeasy had. Everything is documented within the system!! And we do not need any additional systems.


Benjamin Raffiani

CEO, Sox Trot

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.

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.

Some of our customers

  • AniCell Biotech
  • goodfish-logo
  • Skin Actives Scientific
  • starship-logo
  • Whoop

Start a Free Trial to Test MRPeasy - 15+15 Days for Free

MRPeasy is a simple yet powerful Manufacturing ERP system that helps small manufacturers organize production. Just sign up to test MRPeasy, select the features plan that meets your requirements and access additional functionality as you grow your business.