Materials
Requirements
Planning
(MRP)

Manufacturing businesses need industry focused operations and accounting software planning.

Material requirements planning (MRP) is a system that helps manufacturers plan, schedule, and manage their inventory during the manufacturing process.

Investing in specialist manufacturing and MRP software gives you end-to-end visibility and control across your business, from order input, MRP, automated purchase and works order generation through to completion, despatch and invoicing.
Sage 200’s Material and Resource Planning module will recommend when to make and buy products in a clear and simple interface that can be easily filtered, sorted and actioned to create Purchase and Work Orders without the need to manually key data, saving time across the business and reducing the likelihood of human error.

The Stock projection functionality of MRP allows you to view a list of predicted stock levels across all, or a range, of your products. It identifies potential problems before they occur by providing accurate forecasts of stock levels meaning stock should never fall below minimum levels or exceed maximum storage capacity.

Master Production Scheduling in the MRP module will smoothly control production planning, Works Order processing and resource management. This provides all the functionality needed to control labour costs, machine time, and reduce manual planning time, allowing the system to handle back-to-back ordering seamlessly

Benefits

  • Satisfy more customers – Minimise the risk and scope of MRP systems allow you to respond faster to shifting customer demands and improve the management of fluctuations in purchasing, production, and shipping. Accelerate responses to inquiries and requests with accurate product costing and pricing. a recall by ensuring the consistent quality of your products while maintaining the flexibility to act on any opportunity. Always meet or exceed the high standards of your customers, and adapt to compliance requirements.
  • Guarantee consistent quality – Minimise the risk and scope of a recall by ensuring the consistent quality of your products while maintaining the flexibility to act on any opportunity. Always meet or exceed the high standards of your customers, and adapt to compliance requirements.
  • Keep costs under control – Custom manufacturing accounting software enables you to gain control over work order details and deeper insights into your production costs so you can see where to cut spend and save money faster.
  • Inventory control – Inventory management is crucial to realising manufacturing efficiency. MRP systems work with data from the production schedule to determine the exact level and cost of inventory required to meet the demand. MRP systems maintain an optimum inventory level of both parts and materials, reducing the inventory carrying costs. In the process, this cuts down and optimises the inventory costs within a production period.
  • Purchase planning – Streamlining the production process is also heavily dependent on knowing what is available, what to buy and when to buy. Purchase planning requires a smart system to track the production steps and identify any needed purchases while counter-checking with the production schedule and expected material deliveries.
  • Production planning – MRP systems detect bottlenecks in the production line caused by scarcity or a reduction of material. When this happens, the system can reroute production or recommend a reroute to the production of a different product where materials are available. MRPs can also focus efforts in a particular production stage at the expense of another stage deficient of raw materials and parts. MRPs help manufacturers plan their production lines even when there are material availability constraints.
  • Work scheduling – Work scheduling manages active production time, predicting the expected yield and the adherence to the production schedule. MRPs paint the larger picture of the production process using the available inventory. Managers’ can use this information to control hourly operations, equipment and labour tasks, and even accurately predict labour time and operational costs.

Core Products

Sage 200

Control your business and gain complete visibility over your operations. You can also manage multiple companies and access key insights and reports on the go through Excel. Get business-wide, market-leading software full of the features and functionality you need when you need them – and with scalable solutions that grow with your business.

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Sage 50cloud Accounts

Sage 50cloud Accounts combines the convenience of the cloud with the power of desktop accounting software, giving you a complete view of all your business finances in one place.

Run your business more efficiently with a time-saving in-depth solution to manage your accounting, invoicing, cash-flow, inventory, taxes, and so much more. From invoicing customers and paying suppliers, to dealing with every aspect of your VAT and accounts, it helps manage all the different areas of your business. It gives you the reliable information you need to stay in control and drive your business success.

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Integrations 

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Sicon

Sicon Manufacturing and features works order processing, and materials and stock management to streamline production scheduling. This means you can coordinate your distribution channels, get automated reports, schedule work and materials, and track and plan resources and capacity.

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Power BI

Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn your data into immersive and interactive insights. Power BI lets you easily connect to your data sources, discover what’s important, and share that with anyone you want.

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Cim Services

Cim Services provides you with all the tools you need to control each stage of your manufacturing processes, giving you the control and confidence you need from your business-critical software

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