Production Planning

The Production Planning module is an easy-to-use production scheduling and materials requirement planning solution for small to medium-sized enterprises.  Developed using Sage 300 SDK, it is fully integrated with Sage 300’s Financial and Logistics modules.

The P/P module is the second installment of AutoSimply’s manufacturing suite for Sage 300.  It makes full use of the manufacturing and BOM information in the Manufacturing Order (M/F), sales information as contained in Sage 300 O/E, stock data within Sage 300 I/C and purchase information in Sage 300 P/O.

With the P/P module, Sage 300 can now truly generate a full blown MPS and MRP plan!

Main Features

Flexible I/C Location Coverage

  • User-defined P/P Distribution Networks determine the scope of individual MPS/MRP planning runs
  • P/P Distribution Networks are composed of Sage 300 I/C Locations
  • Allows users to group or ungroup I/C Locations to form networks
  • Supports unlimited number of P/P Distribution Networks.

Buyer/Planner Information

  • Allows definition of unlimited number of buyers for purchased I/C materials
  • Allows definition of unlimited number of planners for manufactured I/C products
  • Create planned purchase orders by buyer and planned MO’s by planner
  • Generate planning inquiries by buyer or planner

Item Planning Information

  • Allows the user to define safety stock levels for each item record in I/C
  • User may also define an order multiple (e.g. purchase unit) for each I/C item
  • Purchase and Manufacturing Lead Time can be maintained for each I/C item
  • Option to automatically generate planned orders for selected items

Minimum Order (Lot)

  • Generate realistic purchase or production plans with minimum order quantities per item
  • Minimum order levels are useful to simulate purchase economic order quantities (EOQ) and supplier minimum order requirements
  • Minimum order levels are also useful in simulating work center minimum batch or lot requirements

Generate/Consume Sales Forecasts

  • Sales forecasts can be inputted or imported
  • Option to generate sales forecasts based on O/E Sales Shipments or existing sales forecasts
  • Actual Sage 300 O/E sales orders can consume user-defined sales forecasts thus preventing excessive estimation of item demand.
  • Consumption tolerance can be defined by using backward and forward consumption days

Production Calendar

  • Supports multiple work calendars per company
  • Allows user-defined working and non-working days
  • Sets the default working days for a normal week

Simplified Planning Runs

  • User-friendly planning run interface requires only one click of a button to run the entire MRP planning process
  • Includes option to exclude I/C stock, P/O orders, P/O Requisitions, O/E sales orders and M/F Manufacturing Orders
  • Option to expedite open orders and convert planned orders to firmed status
  • Plan scheduler allows automated planning runs

“What If” Scenarios

  • Allows four (4) other planning records per Distribution Network to simulate “What If” scenarios
  • Option to copy a source planning record to any target planning record

Auto Generation of PR’s and MO’s

  • Planned orders can be automatically converted to P/O Requisitions
  • Planned orders for products can be automatically converted to M/F Manufacturing Orders

Reporting & Inquiries

  • MRP Summary Report
  • MRP Summary Report – Costed
  • Purchase Advice Report – Summary/Detailed
  • Production Advice Report – Summary/Detailed
  • Item Planning Inquiry
  • Planning Action Report