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Friedman Software: Material Planning

Material Planning

 

The Frontier Material Planning applications provide the flexibility to support multiple planning methodologies based on an organization’s business model and requirements. The Frontier® ERP System supports Master Production Scheduling (MPS), Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP), Re-Order Point (ROP) and Kan-Ban based material planning. The definition of how a particular product will be planned is defined at the product and plant/warehouse level, allowing flexibility across product lines and business operations.

Frontier Material Planning Supports:

  • An integrated, independent Master Production Scheduling (MPS) application, supporting:
    • Multiple execution options, including Net Change, Regenerative and Selected Products modes
    • Option to process MPS against a single plant or across all plants simultaneously
    • User-defined planning horizons and buckets for viewing supply and demand
    • Flexible planning and demand time fences to define when a schedule is frozen and how to process sales forecasts versus actual orders
    • On-line visibility of summarized Master Schedule, with integrated drill-down into detailed supply and demand information
    • Integrated with Frontier Capacity Planning to take into account capacity constraints
    • Automatic generation of suggested purchase, production and transfer orders
  • An integrated Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) application, supporting:
    • Multiple execution options, including Net Change, Regenerative and Selected Products modes
    • Option to process MRP/DRP against a single plant/warehouse or across all plants/warehouses simultaneously
    • User-defined planning horizons with default daily planning buckets
    • Option to feed sales forecasts directly into MRP planning programs if MPS processing is not being utilized
    • On-line review and processing of MRP/DRP suggested action messages with integrated access to all required inventory, production and purchasing information
    • Integrated with Frontier Capacity Planning to take into account capacity constraints
    • Automatic generation of suggested purchase, production and transfer orders
  • An integrated Re-Order Point (ROP) application, supporting:
    • Automatic calculation of suggested reorder points, maintained at a product and plant/warehouse level
    • Automatic generation of suggested purchase orders based on reorder and/or line points established for a given product and plant/warehouse
  • Workorderless, KanBan processing of material supply and demand based on standard lot sizes and just-in-time production philosophies

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