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Material Requisition Planning (MRP)

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  • Material Requisition Planning (MRP)

    Hi Expert

    My customer wants MRP system to develop using Alpha Five.

    How do I design that using Alpha Five.

    Please help.....

    Jack Lim
    Many Thanks.

    Jack Lim

  • #2
    Re: Material Requisition Planning (MRP)

    I don't think anyone can give you anything near a succinct answer in a forum such as this. I've done a couple MRP applications, and even if I had the whole evening free, I don't know that I could do a decent job describing how to go about it.

    You might check out the developers at and consider enlisting a bit of help from someone with experience if you don't know where or how to get started.

    You can certainly get a lot of advice here on this board, and you may get quite a bit related to MRP in response to this question. But no matter what, make sure you plan, plan, plan and design, design, design.


    • #3
      Re: Material Requisition Planning (MRP)

      My strongest advice to you is to make sure you know what the customer means by MRP system. When I first got into those kind of systems in the 70's, they were called Production and Inventory Control Systems, and they covered scheduling and inventory requisition systems and sold for $20k-30k. That evolved in the 80's into Material Requirements Planning which included engineering Bills of Materials, Work Center Capacities and Supplier Lead Times and sold for $250k. In the 90's, that evolved into ERP or Enterprise Resourse Planning which included cost accounting, sales strategies, personnel hiring planning and after sales support systems that sold for $500k to $1mm. Now in this millenium, those are all being modified by Lean Manufacturing systems including Kanban, One Piece Flow and Supply Chain Management (I haven't priced these out lately).

      The point is, they could mean anything from a simple requisition system to a system that runs every part of the company. If you didn't understand what I said above, and you don't understand what you are being asked to create, you could quickly be in way over your head.

      Pat Bremkamp
      MindKicks Consulting