In this class we deal with the Merlin MRP Factory 9
Running the MRP Process at Job Level.
Click Shop Floor Control on the Home Screen, select the Job you wish to process, and Run MRP on the Job Detail tab.
This will run the MRP Process for this Job only.
The top panel will deal with analysis of Subassembly Shortages, and if it finds any will populate the panel with buttons for Reports that go into detail of what is short, and what needs to have Works Orders and Subassembly Jobs created. With your approval at each step, it will then go on to take care of these for you.
Then the bottom panel will do exactly the same for Materials Shortages in the Top Level Assembly, and any Subassemblies.
So let go! Click the PROCEED button.
In the top panel, you get to see what would appear if there were Subassembly Shortages, but for your first run through we have chosen an Assembly with no Subassembly Shortages, which the little dialogue box in the centre tells us. There are two other levels at which the MRP Process can be run, for a Job Series or for all unprocessed Active Jobs. What time-savers they are! So we will deal with Subassemblies in the Tutorial to cover those, but the procedures are very similar in both panels, and you get all the on-screen help you need, so please don't be afraid to try it.
In the meanwhile, you will note that the QUIT button is nowhere to be seen. In order that you won't click it in error prematurely, it won't become active until the whole process is complete, but worry not, you aren't locked in. You can Exit at any time if you need to by clicking the X Exit button at the top right-hand corner of your screen.
You can then come back later, start again, and the MRP engine will check everything again, and pick up where you left off.
So, click that OK button and we move on to Materials Shortages.
The two active buttons you see will provide you with analyses of your materials shortages and what needs to be purchased. Click them in turn and view the reports to see what needs to be procured and why.
This is the Job Component Delivery Analysis
This shows you what you need and when you need it, and what you need to procure to make up Shortages, and will Schedule Deliveries on a JiT basis. The MRP Process is going to do all this for you at the click of a button, raising the Delivery Schedules as well as the POs for Suppliers who will accept Call-offs, and where you have ticked the box to confirm this on their CRM Card.
We elected to include in-Stock items in this report (you can choose to exclude them) and for those items you can see that you obviously don't need to procure further supplies, and the system will not generate POs for such items..
This is the Job Component Purchase Requirement
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