Your ability to meet production schedules, make deliveries, and ensure profitability relies on your access to accurate, actionable information. Manufacturing requirements planning (MRP II) is your way of collecting this information, analyzing it, and transforming it into a production schedule and list of requirements. A strong MRP II solution will incorporate material requirements as well as labor and financial resources to help you develop more thorough, evidence-based production plans and reports.
Manufacturing requirements planning, also known as manufacturing resource planning, is an evolution of the earlier material resource planning tools developed in the 1960s and 1970s. Both types of systems help production managers create master schedules that are based on sales orders, forecasts, and other manufacturing requirements.
While material resource planning solutions focus on the physical materials used in production and manufacturing, MRP II software expands this scope by also including human resources and financial resources, as well as improved demand forecasting and QA capabilities.
This software may be standalone, but it’s often incorporated into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite, which monitors and controls additional project and product management factors.
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MRP II can provide a centralized data repository and analytic tools you need to make informed manufacturing and production decisions. Your MRP requirements will depend on your company and the industry in which you do business, but in general a good solution should help you:
Contrasted with paper-based processes, a robust manufacturing requirements planning solution can have an especially large impact on the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of your production processes:
Any company that performs complex manufacturing or production processes needs a robust manufacturing requirements planning solution to help primary users achieve compliance with cGxP, while producing insights and reporting materials that key executives need to steer your company’s long-term goals.
Quality and manufacturing engineers in particular will find that a robust MRP II solution provides the crucial information necessary to develop a master schedule and identify resource requirements.
MasterControl’s Manufacturing Excellence solutions are ideal for companies who are beginning their smart manufacturing and digital transformation journeys. Our software can easily integrate with your company’s existing ERP, MES, or MOM implementations, supporting your mission-critical MRP processes and providing benefits not found together in existing systems, including:
To find out more about MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence and how it can help your company attain its MRP requirements, please contact a MasterControl representative.