Royal 4’s Manufacturing & Inventory Planning
R4 easily responds to your business requirements with modules necessary to run your operations. At the heart of the manufacturing operations is a Manufacturing Design (BOM) module and a Production Activity Planning (PAC) module. The Product Structure serves as a central repository for all assembly and component relationships and the process (routing) identifies all discrete manufacturing steps. The R4 planning modules enables a company to plan for long term production needs (MPS) that covers resource requirements (CRP) and short term material requirements (MRP). Master Production Scheduling (MPS) deals with first and second level products; Material Requirements Planning (MRP) provides production and procurement departments with the information needed to maintain a smooth flow of materials and supplies. R4’s Manufacturing and planning modules will help your business to:
Set Obtainable Goals
The MPS module is used for projecting long-term resource requirements, calculating loads at work centers, tests the feasibility of the production plan and determines future utilization of work centers. MPS works with single and two level BOM’s and integrates with MRP for detail materials planning. The MPS module helps a company to:
- Increase production efficiency.
- Match corporate strategy with production and marketing.
- Develop realistic “on-hand” and “available-to-promise” quantities.
- Optimize work order release and PO timing quantities
MRP computes the requirements for both the component sub-assemblies, as well as the finished assemblies. Information from sales orders and sales forecasts, interact with the IM, PO and PAC modules, to produce a time-phased material requirements plan.These time-phased plans, use infinite backward scheduling logic to arrive at the requirement dates for unlimited planning horizons.
- Improved customer service.
- Reduced inventory levels.
- Increased productivity while reducing costs.
- Improved management.
Work orders could be created using the standards established in the manufacturing design module and print them to provide accurate documentation on the shop floor while simplifying paper flow. Track costs by entering time and materials on a job by job basis; variance from standards are measured for material rate and efficiency, labor rate and efficiency and applied burden.
- Improved quality.
- Improved customer satisfaction.
- Improved inventory control
- Improved costing