MASTER PRODUCTION SCHEDULING (MPS)

WorkWise ERP Manufacturing Software

Making True Time-Based Manufacturing a Reality

Establish A Consistent Production Schedule

The MPS (Master Production Scheduling) application is typically the most critical function in a Ship from Stock / Make to Stock (MTS) environment. Creating a solid Build Plan that both balances the supply and demand and provides feedback on the accuracy of your forecast is critical. It ultimately provides a stable environment for your production area, which is a key to efficiency.

Master Production Scheduling increases your material requirement predictability by establishing a consistent production schedule that considers both forecast and customer orders. Best of all, your customer service is improved through available–to–promise features that allow you to check item availability and to quote an achievable promise date.

WorkWise ERP Master Scheduling

Master Production Scheduling Key Features

FORECAST MANAGEMENT

As an alternative to using the WorkWise ERP Forecasting function, base sales or usage data can be loaded from history and then manipulated using multiple techniques such as quantity or % changes, fixed quantities, or ramp-up/ramp down.

DEMAND CONSUMPTION

Production can be based on Forecast or Actual, whichever is greater or a Reach Back/Look Forward formula that smooth’s forecast error.

DEMAND & PLANNING TIME FENCES

Multiple Time Fences are provided to allow the consumption formulas to vary based on time frame.

ROUGH-CUT CAPACITY PLANNING

A sanity check of the Production Plan against critical work areas and other resources can help avoid downstream problems by pointing out unrealistic production requirements.

PLANNING BILLS

Family groupings can help to smooth forecast error by forecasting at a group level and then distributing the forecast by % to the members of the group.

SAFETY CHECK

Can be optionally used to protect swings in demand and can be either located at a time fence or pro-rated between the demand and planning time fences.

EXCEPTION NOTICES

Alerts to potential problems allow the Master Scheduler to adjust the plan.

NET CHANGE & REGENERATIVE

Allows a quick analysis after changing a time fence or other calculation factor.

MPS Benefits

Helps your company avoid last minute scheduling and shortages

Efficiently allocate company resources and cost control

Easily recalculate the schedule if change in demand occurs

ERP together with CRM

WorkWise ERP includes our award-winning, full-featured CRM software. From quote to delivery, WorkWise gives you complete control of every aspect of your business.