Materials Planning

Streamline your production planning & scheduling function with MPS/MRP module

The Master Production Scheduling (MPS) functionality of BatchMaster ERP software’s MPS/MRP module assists manufacturers to compute and sustain an optimum manufacturing plan for what they need to produce, how much they need to produce, and when to produce, based upon sales forecast, planned purchase and production orders, inventory statuses, and work orders incorporating bill of materials to the lowest level. It provides the manufacturers with a detailed view of planned orders with drill down, analysis, grouping, and rescheduling capabilities, and allows them tocreate a relation between demand and supply and determine why and when batch jobs are required, through scheduling dashboards.

The Material Requirement Planning (MRP) functionality, on the other hand, assists production managers in scheduling and placing orders for dependent demand items, and to maintain a flow of materials required for production by determining what to order, when to order, how much to order, and when to schedule the delivery of an order. The functions satisfy both demand-driven and batch scheduling methods.

MPS precedes the MRP function, focusing on planning on parts or the complete product of the whole production process, and subsequently creating the production orders. Whereas, MRP uses and processes data from BOM, Inventory and MPS to calculate the future requirements for materials. It pulls the data on demand from MPS, and accordingly performs material planning and creates purchase orders.

Features that engineer a paradigm shift in the way process manufacturers work

  • Establish short, medium and long-range planning periods
  • Consolidate supply and demand of facilities
  • Perform “what-if analysis” while planning production
  • Perform demand to supply pegging as well as supply to demand pegging
  • View time-phased aspects of required production, based on forecast and demand
  • Schedule MPS processing on a frequency or calendar basis
  • Auto conversion of MPS orders to purchase orders and batch production jobs
  • Provide more accurate capacity planning or time required as the production of a higher-level item is adjusted
  • Use generic products and planning models to forecast and plan capacity at either product family or product level
  • User-defined planning buckets allow you to establish up to short, medium and long-range planning horizons in days, weeks, months, years or any combination
  • Packaging requirements and production job outputs are pegged to each order promise to allow instant visibility of customer specific requirements
  • Evaluate and compare an unlimited number of alternative schedule versions and identify shortfalls
  • Assess the impact of producing products using different specifications, plants or even process lines

With BatchMaster Material Planning module you can:

  • Effectively plan production and procurement activities
  • Maintain optimum inventory levels
  • Reduce inventory carrying and procurement costs
  • Ensure production expected yields are met
  • Increase customer service levels with timely deliveries

About Us

BatchMaster Software is one of the market leaders in offering enterprise software solutions for the process manufacturing industries. With an in-depth industry analysis, gained through a vast industry experience with over 2000 implementations worldwide, we clearly understand the unique industry challenges. BatchMaster offers ERP solutions that are apt to support industry specific operations and handles critical processes of the micro-verticals. Process manufacturing companies around the globe have come to rely upon BatchMaster® to manage nearly every aspect of their manufacturing distribution, finance & accounting, Quality Control, Compliance and HR- related operations. With headquarter in Laguna Hills, BatchMaster has its offices in New Jersey, India and New Zealand.
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