Working on an MRP Software
MRP systems are designed to streamline the production process by planning the necessary materials and resources required to complete a production project. These systems are typically used with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
MRP system is composed of four main components:
- The Bill of Materials: The BOM is a list of all the materials and components required to produce a product. It includes information such as the parts, descriptions, and quantities of the materials and components needed. Also drawings and in some cases also production roating.
- The Master Production Schedule: The master production schedule (MPS) is a plan that outlines the production schedule. The MPS includes information such as the types and quantities of products to be produced, the resources required to produce those products, and the order in which the products will be produced.
- The inventory records: Inventory records are used to track the levels of materials and components on hand. These records include stock levels, safety stock levels, and reorder points.
- Shopfloor control: work tasks from master production schedule will get to a shop floor so worker can see in workstation what he needs to do and in what order. Giving back also feedback what is started, what is done, how much and also about noncompliances.
MRP system uses these four components to generate a production schedule. The production schedule is then used to create purchase orders for the necessary materials and components. Additionally, MRP systems can generate reports showing the production process's status. These reports can be used to identify bottlenecks and improve the production process.
There are a variety of MRP software systems available on the market today.