At a glance
Material Requirements Planning (MRP), the scheduling of material and production capacities, is 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. MRP / scheduling ensures that quantity, resources and date requirements are covered, creates purchase order suggestions for purchasing, and generates work order suggestions for in-house production, finished goods, or sub-assemblies.
Requirements can also be covered by relocation from a different warehouse group. External processing can be mapped using subcontracting suggestions. Scheduling also checks compliance with the specified delivery dates and, if any variance is found, calculates the earliest possible delivery dates.