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ERP Production Planning Module, ERP Production Module

In the process of evolution of manufacturing requirements planning (MRP) II into ERP, while vendors have developed more robust software for production planning, consulting firms have accumulated vast knowledge of implementing ERP production planning module. Production planning optimizes the utilization of manufacturing capacity, parts, components and material resources using historical production data and sales forecasting.

ERP production module will just handle a tiny portion of production. The module begins with Product creation. There will be a component master and stage master. This module is mainly designed to monitor day-to-day production progress. On completion of any work order information will be passed on to despatch for delivery. Reports on delivery schedule will be available in this module.

Production Planning helps an organization plan production with the optimum utilization of all available resources. Material Requirement Planning is done based on the production advice generated by the sales department. Feasibility of production is evaluated using details like raw material availability and procurement time, machine availability and capacity. A production schedule is generated for all machines where the scheduling is done in an optimized fashion based on the priorities of production.

Main features of Production and Production planning module:

Production module:
  • Process definition with inputs, outputs, by-products and overheads
  • Definition of Bill of Material for all products up to any number of levels
  • Planning based on customer wise production advice and sales forecast
  • Material requirement planning: MRP based on machine capacity and availability, machine efficiency, raw material availability, lead time - giving feasible quantity for production
  • Production plan for machines with optimum utilization of all available resources like raw materials and machines
  • Option to revoke production plan to change input parameters/ production priority/ quantity using fresh production advice
  • Generation of production schedule for machines detailing inputs and outputs
  • Analysis of machine efficiency and utilization
  • Automatic generation of MRS and purchase requisitions on finalization of plan
  • Generation of process requisition for processes that have to be subcontracted
  • Reserving quantity for production
  • Automatic generation of job orders for production
  • Option to make daily plans for production

Production Planning module:
  • Process definition with inputs, outputs, by-products and overheads
  • Definition of Bill of Material for all products up to any number of levels
  • Planning based on customer wise production advice and sales forecast
  • Material requirement planning: MRP based on machine capacity and availability, machine efficiency, raw material availability, lead time - giving feasible quantity for production
  • Production plan for machines with optimum utilization of all available resources like raw materials and machines
  • Option to revoke production plan to change input parameters/ production priority/ quantity using fresh production advice
  • Generation of production schedule for machines detailing inputs and outputs
  • Analysis of machine efficiency and utilization
  • Automatic generation of MRS and purchase requisitions on finalization of plan
  • Generation of process requisition for processes that have to be subcontracted
  • Reserving quantity for production
  • Automatic generation of job orders for production
  • Option to make daily plans for production
Production Planning helps an organization plan production with the optimum utilization of all available resources. Material Requirement Planning is done based on the production advice generated by the sales department. Feasibility of production is evaluated using details like raw material availability and procurement time, machine availability and capacity. A production schedule is generated for all machines where the scheduling is done in an optimized fashion based on the priorities of production.

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