Material Requirements Planning (MRP) with ASCTrac®

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Take control of planning for all of your manufacturing resources and manufacturing capacities

To provide complete manufacturing requirements planning for your manufacturing and supply chain is almost impossible without a planning tool that is tied to real time information.

In solving this challenge, and to provide complete manufacturing planning tool for your manufacturing execution supply chain, ASC has an MRP module that is seamlessly integrated to the ASCTrac® WMS and manufacturing solution. Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is a production planning, scheduling, and inventory control system used to manage manufacturing processes.

Our MRP module uses scheduling techniques to allow you to create and schedule work orders, create and schedule purchase orders, and it can plan these schedules based upon your future inventory and manufacturing requirements.

BECOME AN MRP MASTER PLANNER

1.
Review the ASCTrac® MRP Planning Workbench

Allows you total visibility of supply and demand with time lines. Our modules are totally integrated with all of the distribution and manufacturing modules and other automated interfaces to track all inventory levels throughout your entire supply chain for real time information.

2.
Let ASCTrac® MRP Calculate A Plan For You

This will allow you to review all work orders and purchase orders with delivery dates. Review this, edit and approve, and take control of the plan for all of your manufacturing production in a pro-active mode, not work in a re-active mode.

3.
Execute the Plan from ASCTrac® MRP

Execute the approved plan for materials in both distribution and manufacturing for 100% perfect customer orders with on-time shipments.

Take Control of Your Manufacturing

The primary function of the ASCTrac® Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Module is to allow you to visually plan your manufacturing execution for each plant site in your enterprise and quickly create manufacturing work orders. To create this advanced planning tool, we used two main requirements: "ease-of-use" and "proven planning methods." Whether your business is "build-to-order" or "build-to-stock," or a mix of both, you can accurately plan all of your manufacturing runs. You can see in real time the actual activity of all planned activity to see if it is on schedule.

Automatic Purchase Orders to Your Suppliers

In addition to auto-creating and planning manufacturing Work Orders (WO), the secondary feature of our MRP module is the ability to auto-generate Purchase Orders (PO) or Purchase Requisitions (PR). During this process, you have the flexibility to adjust the PO or PR by adjusting the quantities or the requested delivery dates to the vendor. This step creates a list of PO's in the ASC Planning Workbench process for you to plan or adjust before releasing to the purchasing system. If you have an external PO financial system that ASCTrac® is interfaced to that supports a requisition process, ASCTrac® can create the PR and submit all of the details to the financial system for its business rules in the PO approval process; else ASCTrac® will handle the PO as you have it configured to do.

Supply Chain Visibility Across Your Enterprise

With the ASC MRP manufacturing planning module, you will have a clear (and accurate) picture of the products on actual customer orders with the time slots for delivery of those goods plotted with the actual inbound goods (purchased or manufactured.) Further, the forecasted sales-demand (purchased or manufactured) can be matched up, the dates at which these products will be available, the dates that components will be required for production, and the net result of the demand planning horizon. Any situations where the goods will fall below the amount required will be visible for the planner. Real-time execution of the plan dynamically impacts the plan in your supply chain in real time for complete visibility.This will provide easy access to see which items need action to insure 100% delivery on time of goods.

Just a Few of the ASCTRAC® Material Requirements Planning Features:

  • Fully integrated to the ASCTrac® WMS system
  • Fully integrated to the ASCTrac® Manufacturing suite (i.e., Manufacturing Work Orders, Manufacturing Shop Floor, Manufacturing PLC interfaces, etc.)
  • Planning auto-creates work orders (WO) and PO or PO requisitions
  • Calculate projected PO or PO requisition requirements
  • Can be used with the ASCTrac® Demand Forecasting Module for future demand planning
  • Views and reports to allow visual alerts for all planners
  • Has multiple ways to view the data including graphs or standard APICS grids
  • Supports Kit and Bill-of-Material items
  • Works in conjunction with the financial system
  • Real time visibility to every facet of manufacturing and inventory in one module
  • Fully integrated to the other ASC modules for ERP
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