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4 Ways to Automate Manufacturing Processes

4 Ways to Automate Manufacturing Processes

Automate Manufacturing Management to Eliminate Redundant Data Entry

Overestimating the purchase of raw materials can easily create unanticipated costs. Failing to deliver products as promised to the consumer creates a frustrating and preventable bad experience. Manufacturing automation removes the element of human error by accurately estimating manufacturing materials required with correct projections to deliver customer orders on time.

Discrete Manufacturing Software with Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Acumatica’s Material Requirements Planning (MRP) automation is discrete manufacturing software. Manufacturers use Acumatica to help expand the ability to purchase raw materials to maintain optimal inventory levels from pre to post-production and help deliver a smooth shipping experience to customers. The ability to predict and manage the balance between production, inventory availability and sales orders is paramount in staying ahead of the competition with delivery and support systems. Here's a breakdown of how the MRP process works for your business:

  • Data-Driven Dynamic Production Orders - Your Master Production Schedule (MPS) is driven by real-time data from MRP ERP systems, evaluating the demand for necessary raw materials for production. MRP analyzes your customer data to determine the demand for specific products, then drills down into specifying what raw materials and components will be necessary to fulfill real-time and estimated products.

  • Immediate Management of Inventory - Materials are distributed into the exact areas as needed after evaluating your supply status of raw goods and available components. Your MPS creates a multi-layer inventory plan based on the needs of manufacturing requirements, building a comprehensive real-time view of a project as it stands across all delivery levels.

  • Schedules Production - Acumatica’s MPS puts the ability to expedite, defer, or cancel supply orders by creating a list of recommended actions based on historical ordering data and trending incoming sales forecasts directly into your hands. Time and labour requirements are calculated to complete manufacturing based on a timeline created to maximize production ease.
  • Exception Reporting - Your MRP helps find inconsistencies in data and performance metrics that identify areas where attention is needed. From this data, forecasts are developed to drive the MSP from sales history and/or manual entry.
  • How Does MRP Monitor the Process? - Your MRP automatically alerts your managers of any production delays and even suggests contingency plans to meet production build deadlines. Greater data management improves your projected material requirements planning by defining finish, move, and queue times for operations that require multi-stage production prior to moving to upstream operations (such as outsourced manufacturing services), and other expected non-production time. MRP reporting can help you understand the balance of supply and demand for planned inbound and outbound transfer orders across warehouse locations.

Linking your MRP to your ERP enables businesses to oversee the manufacturing management quote-to-cash cycle from a real-time dashboard, automating your entire manufacturing process with seamless, multi-layer, end-to-end control of production needs. Adding Material Requirements Planning automation to the Acumatica Manufacturing Edition will generate greater opportunities to streamline your processes. You can create real-time manufacturing and purchasing plans needed for optimal inventory availability, which are tied to forecasts and actual customer demand.

The assurance an MRP provides your company by developing a production plan for your finished product by cataloging raw material needs and inventory requirements for manufacturing components gives confidence that materials and products will be ready for use when needed, ensuring confidence that sales growth can be met with confidence.

Acumatica Manufacturing Demos

Contact Aqurus Today! 

Aqurus Solutions, Inc. delivers Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions to growing Manufacturing and Distribution businesses in Western Canada.  Aqurus Solutions is a Gold Certified Acumatica Cloud ERP Partner with offices in Calgary, Kelowna, and Burnaby. Aqurus specializes in Distribution, eCommerce, and Manufacturing solutions, with a deep, experienced team of implementation resources.


Acumatica Cloud ERP is a leading provider of cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to reach their potential and drive growth. Built on the world’s best cloud and mobile technology, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully-integrated ERP applications powered by a robust and flexible platform.


With Aqurus and Acumatica Manufacturing automation, we deliver 3 outcomes:

  1. Core business functionality is up and running - We empower our customers with self-service resources towards a streamlined Phase 1 implementation.  Our Agile implementation methodology can get you up and running in as little as 30 days.
  2. Streamlined business processes - Once the core is running, now we optimize for efficiency.  No more spreadsheets, manual processes, or disconnected systems to manage multiple companies, branches, business units, and reporting.  Automate using scanning devices, automated processing, and workflows.
  3. Continuous improvement - Like the Acumatica platform, we never sit still and always look for ways to improve business efficiency and deliver more business value every day through advanced technology, data, analytics, automation, or custom solutions.

The team at Aqurus can help you, too. Reach out today to discover how their expertise can help you create efficiencies and cost savings. Call (403) 768-0322 or email today! 

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