MRP is the tool that helps you plan for material shortages and requirements, helping to ensure you have what you need, when you need it.

  • To open MRP go to Purchasing>MRP
  • There are a few options for running MRP right from the dropdown. You can run MRP - Buy which searches for external vendors filters for components only - use this to place POs with Vendors. MRP - Build searches for internal vendors and BOMs only - use this to initiate work orders for your subassemblies. MRP - All shows you both purchasing-related data and work order/job-related data.

Refreshing MRP

  • You will want to check the timestamp for allocation and the last time you ran MRP. This helps you know if you have current data. The first timestamp is allocation. This tells you if you refresh MRP now how up to date the data will be. The second timestamp is the last time you refreshed MRP. The third timestamp is the last time you ran MRP with forecasts. A forecast is a potential order. It lets you see supply needs and need dates as if it were an order.
  • Based on whether you have the Skip Allocation Refresh config setting set to 0 or 1 you can check include forecasts and if its set to 1 it will include forecasts on the next allocation run. If the config setting is set to 0 it will include forecasts on the next refresh.
  • You can run MRP in either Standard Mode or Lite Mode. Standard Mode is recommended because it considers not just purchasing needs, but also the dates on which ordered parts will be received.
  • Click the refresh button in the top right corner to refresh MRP. It will let you know that MRP is refreshing with text at the top of the page. This will gather the latest allocation data into a list for you to work off of.
  • Its recommended that you

Filtering MRP & Placing POs

  • Once MRP is done refreshing you can filter the results by any of the fields in the header. Some of the filters include PRCpart, vendor, warehouse location, and order number. Once youve entered your search filters click submit.
  • After you click submit you can see the quantity on order, quantity on hand, and available qty for the parts you were searching for, along with a Sum Required Qty, that sums up the buy signals and requirements for each part.
  • To get the most detailed and up to date information you will want to check the parts waterfall. To navigate to the waterfall go to the part then click activity + and click waterfall. The left-hand portion of the part waterfall displays demand data for this part and the right-hand section displays supply data.
  • You have an option to create a purchasing quote (PQuote) by clicking the blue button at the bottom right of the screen. Or you can return to the main MRP page and check the boxes next to the needed parts.
  • Enter a vendor at the top of the page and you can choose whether or not you want to enter a new PQuote or add to an existing one. Once you have decided, click Add/Create PQuote.


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