Planning Optimization support for materials requirements planning (MRP)


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Business value

Value for manufacturers:

  • Eliminate daily time reserved for planning batch jobs.
  • Future business growth won't overload the planning system.
  • Execute planning runs more frequently—not just daily or weekly.
  • Improve customer service with shorter total lead times.
  • Save cost and capital by reducing inventory levels.

Feature details

Materials requirements planning (MRP) helps planners at manufacturing companies ensure that materials are available for production and that products are available for delivery to customers. Businesses rely on MRP to plan their production and ensure that the needed materials and products are available. Planning Optimization now provides MRP functionality and facilitates near real-time planning by running as a separate service.

With Planning Optimization support for MRP, manufacturers can benefit from:

  • Improved performance with high data volume.
  • Removing the load of master planning from their ERP system.
  • Near real-time insights into requirement changes.

Planners will be able to plan production orders and their related requirements with Planning Optimization, limited to:

  • Supply suggestions for production.
  • Support for bill of materials (BOM).
  • Support for phantom BOMs.

See also

Production planning (docs)