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The Difference between ERP and MRP Software Systems

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System takes a manufacturer’s existing operational data systems and integrates them into an automated platform that allows the optimization of operations and provides decision-makers with important financial and production data.

Predating ERP solutions, Material Resource Planning (MRP) software originated in the 1970s and allowed manufacturers to more precisely calculate which materials are required, when and in what categories. An MRP ERP system links MRP software within a centralized ERP solution to integrate databases and information from multiple other potential systems, including, for instance, production (PLM), procurement (SRM) and distribution (SCM) modules.

If your company needs a solution to take your business manufacturing operations software to the next level, MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence, which augments and builds upon the functionality of existing systems, such as erp-mrp, look no further.

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How Can ERP-MRP Systems Help You?

ERP manages a manufacturer’s supply chain and operational processes from a single, integrated solution, supporting the company’s MRP and related software systems. MRP/ERP helps a company track its supply chain operations and link that data into a central platform to produce financial data about the processes.

However, an ERP MRP system is limited in that it can only provide the functionality to manufacturing supervisors that are within the scope of its individual applications.

Features of MRP-ERP Software

Linked MRP and ERP systems afford your company the ability to centrally monitor core business functions as well as provide you with real-time data about your materials and supply chain processes. However, the 21st century manufacturing market demands greater system efficiencies and more comprehensive quality and compliance functionality for companies to stay competitive.

MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence solutions upgrades your MRP-ERP system to also include these vital functions and performance:

  • Maximize your data integrity capabilities: Merge your manufacturing data and workflows processes into a single protected electronic repository.

  • Increase your product to market speed through digitization: Electronically produce accurate, compliant and consistent manufacturing reports, including master batch records, device history records (DHR), batch production records (BPR) and production travels, among others.

  • Update and manage manufacturing processes in real time: Boost process visibility and employ predictive analytics to shift production at any time to meet current market demands.

  • Unify your technological and human resources: Get a comprehensive snapshot of your operations effectiveness at any given time by integrating your machine and human performance data.

  • Avert production stoppages and interruptions: Digitally detect and remedy blockages and quality events such as nonconformances, deviations and lot failures.

  • Accelerate your company’s technological transition: Seamlessly convert your manufacturing operations from insular, paper-based systems to a fully automated system that reduces redundancies and mistakes.

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