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Planning is an essential part of every manufacturer’s life and the key to effective inventory and resource management.

Even engineer-to-order and lean make-to-order manufacturers must plan for materials and resources (equipment, capacity, people/skills) to be available to satisfy customer requirements.

Manufacturing planning is a coordinated process involving demand management, forecasting, master scheduling, material planning (MRP), and capacity planning, fully integrated with operational management applications including production control, inventory management, and procurement.

Planning is all about turning customer demand, a combination of real orders and forecasted demand, into production schedules and planned purchases mapped out in time to assure that the materials, parts and products are available when needed but only in the quantity needed and at the time needed to keep the plant operating efficiently with minimal excess inventory.

Execution applications – in production and purchasing – ensure that all activities are coordinated and work is completed on time, maximizing the efficient use of resources. The result is an on-time shipment, happy customers, and minimal costs. This coordinated planning and execution ‘closed loop’ also keeps things coordinated in the face of changing demand, unexpected disruptions and other challenges.

Key features

Multi-site MRP

Production order changes

Full regeneration

Labor tracking

Bucketless system

Backflushing labor and/or material

Master production schedule

Barcode integration

Transfer recommendations

Sales Forecast

Uses sales history to develop a forecast that drives the planning process.

Master Production Schedule

Drive your plan and your plant from the Master Production Schedule (MPS). This MRP ERP system plans all requirements based upon MPS. The MPS will be treated as a pre-planned production order and will act as a supply for other demand requirements.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Creates a complete material plan, including the manufacturing and purchasing orders, necessary to meet demand and minimize inventory. Review and execute the complete material plan through MRP screens that show all activity, orders, requirements, balances, and recommendations for an inventory item. Work through the list of recommended actions – release new orders and expedite, defer, or cancel existing orders – to keep your plant running smoothly and ship customer orders on time.

Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP)

Validate the production plan and schedule to ensure that resources are being used efficiently and schedules are realistic (can be completed on time). Make any necessary adjustments needed to optimize efficiency and resolve resource conflicts.

Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS)

Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) Software for Acumatica builds on Acumatica’s industry-leading Cloud ERP platform with the added capability to develop realistic and achievable schedules and plans that make the best use of available resources while enhancing your ability to meet customer schedules and deliver on-time, every time. APS develops finite plans and schedules that do not over-commit resources and accurately reflect the reality of your plant load and capacity.

Includes: Finite capacity scheduling. Simultaneous planning of materials and resources. Rough-cut capacity planning (RCCP). Capable-to-promise (CTP). Work centre utilization. Work centre capacity planning. What-if scenarios. Machine scheduling, tool scheduling.

Acumatica Advanced Manufacturing Edition (AME)

Acumatica planning applications are part of the AME that includes production control, purchasing, and inventory management, seamlessly integrated with Acumatica’s Financial, Distribution Management, Customer Management, and Project Accounting Suites for a complete end-to-end solution.

Other Applications in Manufacturing Management
  • Reporting and Dashboards
  • Inventory Management
  • Bill of Material and Routing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Sales Order Management
  • Production Management
  • Purchase Order Management

Toughbuilt Acumatica Case Study


INDUSTRY: Distribution, Manufacturing, Retail
Tool Industry Innovator TOUGHBUILT Expands & Grows with Acumatica


“We decided to go with Acumatica because we liked its licensing model, it was cloud-based, offered a wide variety of third-party add-ons, and also came with the ability to personalize it to the way we operate the business both now and into the future.”

Martin Galstyan
Controller and Acting Chief Financial Officer

Why you should choose Acumatica.

Acumatica is an integrated financial and business management solution that helps you run your business more effectively. From accounting to CRM, Acumatica is an Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) solution that provides a full view of your company in real-time.

Best of all, you are charged by the resources your company needs, not by the number of users that access the system (like other ERP vendors do). That means that everyone in your organization can be granted access to the information they need for their role without incurring any additional expense to your business.

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