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Material Requirements Planning (MRP) – Acumatica

Why you should choose Acumatica for your Material Requirements Planning?

Material requirements planning tools enable you to satisfy customer needs while maintaining optimal levels of inventory. Acumatica allows you to generate time-phased manufacturing and purchasing plans for optimal inventory availability tied to forecasts and actual customer demands.

MRP software helps in reducing inventory as well and improve your overall customer service. Save money and avoid stock-outs, shortages, and rushed orders. Here’s a guide on what to consider when choosing an MRP system or MRP tools.

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The Benefits of using Acumatica Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Increased Profitability

Time-phased material planning ensures materials are purchased just in time for manufacturing. Critical material reports and exception messages help planners to respond to real-world changes impacting demand and production schedules.

Maximize Utilization

Accurate material plans ensure that material is available for production. This improves resource scheduling to maximize machine, work center, and labor resources.

Exception Reporting

Monitor material plans, material shortage reports, and production from a real-time dashboard. Drill-down to manage material plans using exception messaging to keep production running at peak performance.

How Manufacturing ERP Improves Product Quality

Managing Variations

Managing Variations

Your product quality can be affected by an array of variations including temperature, pressure, ventilation, ingredients, recipes, humidity, etc. An enterprise resource planning solution that integrates with MRP enables you to monitor and maintain variations within defined limits.

With real-time equipment monitoring, machinery analysis, and remote data acquisition, you will enjoy superior product quality levels. Simply track all variations and receive alerts before any deviations exceed the prescribed values.



What’s a product without a plan? Manufacturing ERP enables you to develop a reliable plan to ensure your staff follows the same workflow from raw material procurement up until delivery of the finished product.

This allows you to maintain complete control over when and how resources such as materials, machinery, documents, instruments, and areas are used. ERP ensures that you operate at your most optimal capacities.

Maintain Data Accuracy

Maintain Data Accuracy

As a manufacturer, you would understand the significance of having complete data, at the right time. This is one of the ways you can ensure that you produce the highest quality products. Having the rights systems in place to capture and synchronize information accurately ensures that you can always track any quality issues that may arise at any point in your manufacturing process. Eliminate the challenges of collecting and accessing accurate data with ERP.

File Management

File Management

Structured and simplified document management within your ERP will ensure that you maintain a high product quality standard. The ability to attach documents such as pdf’s to your reports enables production managers to include more insight relating to product specifications, bill of materials, and more to work orders.

What is MRP?

Material requirements planning (MRP) is a computer-based inventory management system designed to improve productivity for businesses. Companies use material requirements-planning systems to estimate quantities of raw materials and schedule their deliveries.

How does MRP work?

Unlike using a pull system where a customer places an order first before you initiate production, an MRP system converts the master schedule of production into a detailed schedule, so that you can purchase raw materials and components.

The basic MRP inputs are your Master Production Schedule (MPS), Bill of Materials (BOM), and Inventory Status (IS).

What is the importance of an MRP?

It is a framework to help businesses plan operations, control their inventory, and organize their logistics. Done properly, MRP tools ensure that manufacturers have the right quantity of materials at the right time for production to take place

Ensure that you have all the required raw materials to produce your finished products to fulfill orders of varying lot sizes. To avoid holding excess materials, an MRP system that is integrated with your Enterprise Resource Planning offers insight into real-time tracking of order quantities to guide your production planning and streamline your manufacturing operation. Keen to learn more about the benefits of material requirements planning software? Drop us a line on 011 792 9521. Try MRP and streamline operations from raw material to finished products.

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Acumatica MRP features and capabilities

MRP Exception Messages

Work through the list of recommended actions – expedite, defer, or cancel supply orders – to keep your plant running smoothly and ship customer orders on time. Identify late orders and display any transfers available from another warehouse or site.

Master Production Schedule

Drive your plan and your plant from the Master Production Schedule (MPS). This MRP ERP system plans all requirements based upon MPS. The MPS will be treated as a pre-planned production order and will act as a supply for other demand requirements.

MRP Detail

Review and execute the complete material plan through MRP screens that show all activity, orders, requirements, balances, and recommendations for an inventory item.

Critical Materials

View critical materials required for scheduled production orders.

Sales Forecasts

Develop forecasts to drive the master schedule from sales history and/or manual entry.

Keep track of all your raw materials required to manufacture your final products. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) that integrates with an Inventory Control System enables you to track inventory levels in real-time.

With accurate forecasts, you can ensure your production is dependant on demand and scheduled in a planned order. Reduce your lead time and increase productivity with optimized work scheduling.

Synchronize Material Requirements with Production Schedules

Acumatica Material Requirements Planning

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