Enterprise 21 business management software supports fully-integrated planning processes for single and multi-facility manufacturing and distribution organizations. The planning process begins with customer demand, which is comprised of sales orders and forecasts. Read More...
Manufacturers can run the material requirements planning (MRP) process which generates a series of purchase requisitions and tentative production schedules. Buyers and material planners can review the purchase requisitions to generate purchase orders and intercompany transfers, while manufacturing planners can review the tentative production schedules to generate final production schedules.
Distributors can run the distribution requirements planning (DRP) process which generates purchase requisitions to be reviewed and converted into purchase orders and intercompany transfers. For multi-facility organizations, Enterprise 21’s DRP process can be used for centralized purchasing, facility-based purchasing, or as a combination of these methodologies.
Both the DRP and MRP processes enable distributors and manufacturers to establish realistic and achievable material and manufacturing plans to readily meet customer demand, improve customer service, decrease material and operational costs, and drive business profitability.