In this article…
- What is MRP Software?
- Why Does Your Manufacturing Business Need an MRP?
- Manufacturing Industries
- Assembly Line Processes
- Bill of Materials (BoM)
- Certification and Accreditation
- Experts in Manufacturing
The manufacturing industry is a complicated, demanding and highly stressful environment. This is because several processes and procedures need to be in place for quality and safety.
Manufacturers produce, fabricate, assemble and process a wide variety of material for industrial, commercial or private applications.
As a manufacturer, have you thought about using an MRP system to get an edge on your competitors?
What is MRP Software?
MRP is a common acronym for Material Requirements Planning. MRP is sometimes referred to as MRPII due to advances in software technology.
MRP software is designed for manufacturers to plan procedures and enhance processes. This includes accounting for the inventory and labour costs associated with work required to manufacture goods.
While MRP software can be utilised as stand-alone solution, it is best included as part of an ERP system. The reasoning behind this is because a manufacturing ERP system is designed to manage your entire business.
Accentis Enterprise has a full-featured MRP system that shares data as needed to other areas of the program.
Why Does Your Manufacturing Business Need an MRP?
An MRP solution will facilitate business growth, manageability and structure for the future.
An MRP system on its own won’t cater to the demands of your business, but it will advance your business when used as part of a larger solution.
If you need to implement an MRP solution to help your business grow, you need to look at the bigger picture. A well-planned ERP implementation will give your business the management structure it requires.
Accentis Enterprise is more than just a manufacturing solution. It’s a complete business management system designed for small-to-medium businesses just like yours!
Accentis Enterprise is a truly business changing solution to help you manage the growth of your business.
The MRPII module in Accentis Enterprise can deliver all the requirements of a small-to-medium manufacturing business.
You can plan, forecast, budget, manage and produce your entire production process with a single solution.
If you’ve been looking for a way to plan processes in advance, forecast Bill of Materials (BoM) requirements and provide budgeting and delivery schedules based on demand, you can’t afford not to use an MRP system.
Whether or not your business makes goods for multiple industries or for a single niche product line, you want your business to grow.
A manufacturing business can encompass many different industries, making products for other businesses to sell.
How many items within your direct reach have been manufactured in multiple industries from different suppliers?
Any computer monitors and laptops, internal parts, plastic components, headphones, water bottles — even the snacks you hide in your drawer have all been a part of a manufacturing process.
Every day, people are surrounded by products that have been manufactured by companies such as yours. It’s a manufacturer’s world.
Assembly Line Processes
How do you know what you want to build, how you’re going to build it and what materials you need? Manufacturing anything is a process for which you need to know these answers.
You can’t make Belgian waffles without knowing the ingredients and how to cook them. Any manufactured item is the same. You need to know the process involved.
You can manufacture whatever you like if you know how and have the processes in place to do it. The MRP system will ensure that this process is efficient, reliable and consistent.
Maybe you produce plastic poly tanks or grow wholesale nursery plants. One of our clients designs Formula 1 racing radiators for Red Bull Racing. Another client engineers electronic circuit boards. Each of these products is part of a manufacturing process.
Your MRP system might be working against your business because:
- You are unable to handle integrations with other software products such as Time and Attendance or Payroll
- You struggle with maintaining partial builds or with product completion
- You find it hard to assign work order routes to multiple employees on the factory floor
- There is an inability to provide repairs and warranty management
To be a successful manufacturer, look at your assembly line process and make it as efficient as possible.
Bill of Materials (BoM)
Get the most out of your MRP system so it can function correctly. Does it contain features that are meaningful and required or are these features just fluff?
If you’re unable to import your BoM and allow for multiple sub-levels, this should be a red flag.
Your manufacturing software is working against your business if you can’t manage your bill of materials competently.
The BoM is what makes your product a sales item at the end of the day, so your BoM management software should be extensive and contain at the very least:
- Drag and drop functionality
- Cut and paste editing
- User-defined text or numeric fields
- Store machine co-ordinates
- Fixing instructions and more
Take your Bill of Materials management to the next level with Accentis Enterprise.
Certification and Accreditation
Is your business within an industry that requires certification or accreditation? Commonly, these are related to safety or technology and are governed by local, state, national or even international standards.
Attaining certification or accreditation requires that audits and reports be delivered to the governing body responsible.
Audits can be run at any time within Accentis Enterprise. Custom reports offer exceptional capabilities over and above what many off-the-shelf counterparts deliver.
Experts in Manufacturing
Accentis Enterprise is an ERP solution for manufacturing. It handles MRP requirements across many industries. This has allowed us to become experts for small-to-medium businesses.
Your MRP system should offer features you can apply to your business right away.
Accentis Enterprise can handle many different requirements with features including:
- Global search and replace for updated components across multiple Bills of Materials. This allows you to change part codes or phase out raw materials that are no longer available or required
- Graphical version analysis. This improves comparison between versions of the same assembly for costing and changes
- Instant access to your data. ALL your data is available at any time, so you can keep your finger on the pulse!
Your manufacturing needs might be a struggle because your MRP system is working against you!
If this is happening in your business, you need to put a stop to it now.
Accentis Enterprise has manufactured one of the best MRP systems available across many industries — one capable of delivering a better end-product that works for you rather than against you.
If your current MRP solution, or lack thereof, is holding your business back from growing, what’s stopping you from getting a better one?
Are you ready to make more money for your business?
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