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ERP software for Advanced Planning and Scheduling


Material Requirements Planning (MRP), or ERP scheduling, is the scheduling and aligning of materials needed for production and production capacities in order to optimize efficiency and deliver consistent customer satisfaction. It’s one of the core tasks of an ERP system. Processing sales orders according to their deadlines is often the key to customer satisfaction and the reason for a company's success (or failure). MRP / ERP scheduling ensures that the quantity, resources and date requirements of each sales order are covered, creates purchase order suggestions for purchasing, and generates work order suggestions for in-house production, finished goods, or sub-assemblies to fulfill those sales orders. Your people won’t need to do this planning manually, which is time-consuming and error-prone, and your production won’t get disrupted as you consistently meet sales order deadlines, making your customers happy.

With MRP/ERP scheduling, your material requirements can also be covered by relocation from a different warehouse group. External processing can even be mapped using subcontracting suggestions, expanding your supply chain’s reach and efficiency. Scheduling also checks compliance with the specified delivery dates and, if any variance is found, calculates the earliest possible delivery dates. So you can see what material is available and when, and plan production and deliveries accordingly. 

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High delivery reliability:

abas Scheduling helps you cover quantity, resource and date requirements to meet your deadlines and keeps even your most demanding customers happy. Nothing drives customer churn more than late deliveries and broken promises. 

Optimized stocks and storage costs:

With abas ERP, you can plan precisely,  keeping stock levels and storage costs as low as possible. This not only supports efficiency and cost control, but allows you to deliver quality customer experiences in ways that positively impact your bottom line.

Reduced lead times:

abas Scheduling is an efficient tool for reducing lead times. You can get what you need to where you need it, all in a timely manner. By reducing lead times, you also reduce customer stress and can confidently make promises to customers that you can literally deliver on. Put simply, reduced lead times offer you competitive advantage over rival companies, and keep your customers satisfied and coming back for more.



The scheduling calculation manages sales order items, internal work orders, current purchase orders, and stock levels. It’s highly intelligent, so Individual planning parameters are taken into consideration -- for example minimum stock levels, procurement lead times, batch sizes, batch grouping periods, lead times for internally produced parts, and scheduling processes. Vendor and customer receipt days are also taken into account, along with the definition of minimum and maximum procurement quantities. The system also checks if your current stock levels and scheduled stock receipts will cover your future stock needs within a defined time period. If you face stock shortages, purchase order suggestions for purchase parts and work order suggestions for internally produced parts will be generated according to the procurement type. You’ll have exactly what you need, exactly when you need it, reducing storage costs in the process. You don’t even need to think about it, as the system ensures that depleted stock gets replaced as needed, when needed.

MRP diagram in abas ERP

Scheduling Types

  • Requirement related 

  • Minimum stock related 

  • Remaining quantities related 

  • No scheduling

  • Sales order related

  • Variant related

  • Project related

  • Extended requirements related

  • Supporting your company's success

    abas' scheduling function helps you process sales orders on time—the basis for greater customer satisfaction and the overall success of your business. Want to lose customers? It happens when you lose control of your planning process, which ERP scheduling makes impossible.

    scheduling function in abas ERP software
  • Requirements Fulfilled

    Material requirements planning in abas ERP ensures that requirements are covered on time and to their full extent. The system accomplishes this by generating purchase order and work order suggestions to meet dynamic needs as they emerge. Potential gaps get closed before they cause you (and your customers) problems.

    work order suggestions in abas

Functional relationships within MRP

Using abas' MRP/ERP scheduling functionality, data and processes are interconnected and dependent upon one another, much like a great symphony orchestra, ensuring efficiency and accuracy and (most important) consistently satisfied customers who’ll keep coming back for more. Master data moves through scheduling / warehouse and onto other critical functions within your business, such as sales, purchasing, accounting, production, and plant data collection. It’s all connected and visible to you, so you can literally see how you’re doing and can communicate clearly and accurately to customers. You become the conductor making the beautiful music happen, with ERP scheduling serving as your instrument.



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