With Material Requirements Planning, or MRP for short,proposals for purchase orders and production orders are generated. In this process, the confirmed delivery date, the general safety period, the customer lead time and the replacement time for raw materials, for example, are deducted from the required date to determine the latest order or production date. These dates are clearly displayed with a reference to their cause, allowing you to decide when exactly you want to start production.
In contrast to order and production suggestions, order-related production/procurement is also available. This allows you to create an order for an n-stage production order or a purchase order for external articles directly from the customers order. If the delivery date of the order changes, this is automatically forwarded to all linked work orders. Semi-finished products can then be sent to the external manufacturer for processing with an accompanying document.
The management of BOMs and subassemblies is one of the central core features required by every machine, plant or device manufacturer. To do this, you can define articles as individual articles, modular or multi-level bills of materials. And this of course also automated with the help of a CAD import. These are resolved and calculated down to the last level both for scheduling, requirements determination and production.
Growing BOMs still pose a challenge to most ERP and MPC systems. The so-called project work order solves this problem once and for all. You can import new versions of your CAD drawings at any time, and all BOMs can easily be expanded using the drawing numbers. By clicking on the tree structure, you can release entire branches and then convert them into articles,request prices, order them or produce them directly. Work sequences can be summarized and processed as a so-called pool work sequence. Having thousands of work orders is now a thing of the past.
In joint-product production (also co-production or combined production), additional by-products are produced using tools. By means of the joint-product order you have an easy way to reproduce this production process. You can store your tools and the associated products in the tool master record. In the checkback of a joint-product production order, either the production figures or the production times are credited to the durability period of the tool, with its maintenance being proposed when the maintenance interval is reached. By specifying cavities, you can specify the distribution key for your article production.
With the acknowledgement, you simply select an open production, project or joint-product order and specify the quantity produced, the possible rejections and the production status of the work sequence. For materials, you can now also select batch or serial numbers as well as the storage location. In the background, all required materials, rejections and times for the final cost of the production order are recorded, and on completion, also the entry of the article into the warehouse.