MRP stands for Materials and Resource Planning and the module is used to control and plan manufacturing. MRP module is closely linked to Stock module in that it is used to update base data for bills of materials and production routes.
Manufacturing can be cost estimated, master planned, planned in detail, and tracked from start to finish. Historical costs can be calculated, which updates the accounts for raw materials consumed and resources in the Ledger module.
The MRP module is based on the Production table, where production schedules can be created, for example, on the basis of proposals or in conjunction with specific orders.
Variants of the same item can be used in substitution, depending on the structure of the bill of materials in Stock Table. This applies, for example, where individual items are only differentiated by a single incoming raw material.
Production can be cost estimated. This involves calculating the production costs for both incoming items and resources on the basis of base data from Stock Table and Resource Table.
The system incorporates a number of planning facilities. Productions can be master planned to obtain possible delivery dates without delay. Productions can also be automatically planned in detail and/or manually moved in the Gantt Chart to achieve optimum production processing.
Productions can be released with a printout of route and operations cards. Productions can also be started along with a reduction in incoming raw materials and a printout of pick lists.
The Consumption worksheet and the material Delivery screen display can be used to keep track of the time and material consumption for the manufacturing process.
Finally, productions can be flagged as being finished and calculated as a historical cost with receipts into stock. They are then posted in the Ledger module to the appropriate production accounts.