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Acumatica Manufacturing Consultant - Production Scheduling Forecasting and Master Production Scheduling

Acumatica Manufacturing Consultant - Production Scheduling Forecasting and Master Production Scheduling

Acumatica Manufacturing Consultant Reviews Accurate Planning with Acumatica Manufacturing Edition

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition (AME)* with its new R2 release offers a powerful cloud manufacturing ERP solution to help manage the order-to-production-to-cash process. We highlighted the flexibility of the new Acumatica Production Scheduling functionality in our previous posts on Creating a Forecast and Creating a Master Production Schedule. Acumatica offers a couple options for you to create your forecast and master production schedule. You have the option to use both or one of the two depending on the type of business you run. 

Acumatica Manufacturing Consultant - 2 Ways to Plan with the Production Scheduling Software

  1. Acumatica’s Forecasting allows you to accurately plan for production demand to meet the sales of end products. If you prefer to produce items in response to customer orders that are created, the Forecast option may make the most sense. Creating a forecast for the sale of the end items helps you plan production and provide customers with expectations on the delivery date. The system will respond by suggesting that you purchase the raw materials so that you can produce the end items in response to sales orders. Most likely you will want to select the “Dependent” option in the Forecast screen so that new Sales Orders will offset the Forecast not duplicate demands. See our blog post on Acumatica Production Scheduling Software – Creating a Forecast for the steps to create a forecast. This option works well when you have shorted production cycles to keep up with customer delivery expectations.
  2. Acumatica’s Master Production Schedule (MPS) approach tells the system you want to create a supply of end products regardless of customer orders. If your production cycle time tends to be longer than customers are willing to wait then creating an MPS may better support your production scheduling. See our blog post on Acumatica Production Scheduling Software – Creating a Master Production Schedule for the steps to create an MPS.
    Most Production Scheduling Software systems have a planning function built in called Manufacturing Resource Planning or MRP. When MRP runs against a Forecast and/or an MPS, the system will generate a list of suggested actions to balance supplies and demands by suggesting the creation of purchase orders and production orders.

The Acumatica Manufacturing Edition has robust and flexible production scheduling options to help you better manage your inventory production. MRP systems require constant optimizing them to meet your ever-changing business conditions. We will cover some of these optimization steps in future posts.

To learn more about Acumatica and it's productions scheduling software and forecasting functionality, click below:

Production Scheduling Software Demo

*JAMS (JAAS Advanced Manufacturing Software) developed by JAAS systems for Acumatica. JAAS Systems has nearly two decades of experience developing feature-rich manufacturing software and manufacturing information systems.

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Stratotech Partners, LLC. -  Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Stratotech serves Acumatica customers in the Seattle metropolitan area and northwest region. Stratotech's expertise allows them to focus on small to mid-sized manufacturing companies who are outgrowing existing systems and looking for lower cost cloud-based alternatives. Stratotech is a certified Acumatica cloud ERP and Smartsheet provider. These are leading cloud platforms for collaboration and project management. 

Stratotech Partners, LLC is an Acumatica Value Added Reseller (VAR) partner. Our experienced consultants provide cloud-based business management software to enable small and mid-sized companies to accelerate their businesses. Acumatica is built on modern cloud and mobile technology and has a unique customer-centric licensing model. Our specialties include business management applications such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform.

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