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How do you determine which ERP manufacturing software provider to choose? – 2nd August 2017

Research, research, and more research.  This can be the most enjoyable step.  You need to search the net, read blogs, check out social media, referrals and download white papers.  The more effort you put in now will reward you later. The more knowledge you gain and the wiser you become, the easier it will be to make your decision.

The main areas you will need to learn about ERP/MRP Software are these:

  • What functions do these systems perform?
  • Learn the industry terminology.
  • Remember it is all about improving your business. You are making a huge investment not only in monetary terms but in time.  So use the opportunity to improve and redesign your processes, and always have the ultimate goal to improve your efficiency.
  • Finally get a sense of what these systems cost.

So set yourself some tasks:

  • Understand the basic software functionality.
  • Research newer, more advanced software capabilities.
  • Identify ten ways that MRP software will make your manufacturing business more efficient.
  • Get a sense of what a new software system will cost.

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Effective Inventory Management with MRP software – 19th July 2017

The first question of effective inventory management is not, “how much inventory should we have?” Nor is it, “when should we make or buy something?” The most important question to ask in today’s manufacturing environment is, “given our system and environment, where should we place inventory to have the best protection?”

Once you have established and replenished your inventory positions, the actual levels of your inventory have to be initially set.  Over the course of time, group and individual traits can and will change as new suppliers and materials are used, new markets are opened and/or old markets deteriorate and manufacturing capacities and methods change.

Inventory controls within an MRP system will allow your company to adapt to group and individual part changes over time through the use of several types of adjustments. So as more or less variability is encountered or as a company’s strategy changes, so will your MRP system.  It will allow you to adapt and change it to fit the environment of the time.

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What could happen without an MRP & Production Control Software solution? – 5th July 2017

It is imperative that companies control the types and quantities of material they purchase, plan which products are to be produced and in what quantities to ensure that they are able to meet current and future customer demand, all at the lowest possible cost for both you and your customer.

Making a bad decision in any of these areas will make the company lose money. 

Why? 

  • If a company purchases insufficient quantities of an item used in manufacturing (or the wrong item) it may be unable to meet contract obligations to supply products on time.
  • If a company purchases excessive quantities of an item, money is wasted – the excess quantity ties up cash while it remains as stock that might never be used at all.
  • Beginning production of an order at the wrong time can cause customer deadlines to be missed.

This is where an MRP tool can deal with these problems. It provides answers to several questions:

  • What items are required?
  • How many are required?
  • When are they required?

MRP can be applied both to items that are purchased from outside suppliers and to sub-assemblies, produced internally, that are components of more complex items.

Can you continue to take the risk of not having an MRP system in place?

No? 

Then take a look at MIETrak Pro a complete all round MRP & Production Control Software for all types of manufacturing industries.

 

Why do you need to buy MRP software? – 21st June 2017

The basic functions of an MRP system include Inventory control, bill of material processing and scheduling.  MRP helps manufacturing businesses to maintain low inventory levels as well as helping to plan manufacturing, purchasing and delivery activities.

Every manufacturing business faces the same daily demands of their customers.  The demand of wanting products to be available in a shorter time than it takes to make them – so some level of planning is required to meet these demands.

It is imperative that companies control the types and quantities of material they purchase, plan which products are to be produced and in what quantities to ensure that they are able to meet current and future customer demand, all at the lowest possible cost for both you and your customer.

Making a bad decision in any of these areas will make your company lose money.

So to gain visibility across all aspects of your manufacturing business from the front office through to invoicing you need MIETrak Pro.  We are a front runner in all MRP and Production Control processes and have been for over 25 years with a successful worldwide product we have the experience, knowledge and the professionalism to ensure you remain profitable and competitive as you grow and develop.

Contact us today and download a brochure to see how we can change the way you view your manufacturing business.

The scope of MRP in manufacturing.

In 1983, Oliver Wight developed MRP into manufacturing resource planning (MRP II). In the 1980s, Joe Orlicky’s MRP evolved into Oliver Wight’s manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) which brings master scheduling, rough-cut capacity planning, capacity requirements planning, SOP in 1983 and other concepts to classical MRP. By 1989, about one third of the software industry was MRP II software sold to American industry ($1.2 billion worth of software).

MRP is not a new concept, what is new is the availability of MRP Production Control Software to all manufacturing businesses. MRP Software no longer is just for the big boys!

MIETrak Pro is specifically designed to mold into the smallest of manufacturing producers to the largest of manufacturing producers.

Our MRP Production Control Software will change your outlook on manufacturing forever.

Contact MIE Solutions UK today.

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