Operations Management - Manufacturing Planning Software

Operations Management - Manufacturing Planning Software

The decision to buy integrated manufacturing planning and control software is possibly one of the most important an operations manager will have to make. The design of the software must not only be robust, efficient and self-explanatory; it must also be simple to implement.

QAD is one example of a company which provides software products to support Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Extended Supply Chain solutions for businesses.

This site provides an overview of the key modules that make up such a planning system.

  • Read background information about the company and its products

Within this section you will find useful links to all aspects of the cycle of manufacturing; those relevant to financial systems are particularly important.

You may want to look at sites located at The Top UK's Top 20 Manufacturing Planning Software Systems for other similar sites.

This site may be temporary - so you may need to use 'Manufacturing Planning Sofware' as a keyword in one of the main search engines.

Assignment

Develop an implementation plan for a MRP system in a medium sized manufacturing company. Give careful consideration to the sequence of activities and resources needed. How would you monitor such a plan and what would your critical success factors be?

Students may like to search for similar sites using keywords such as:

material requirements planning, master scheduling, distribution requirements planning, cash flow projections, integrated financial software


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