Category : ERP

History of MRP

Some previous posts have started to lay out what Material Requirements Planning is and what to look for in a MRP system.  Today’s post will deal with the evolution of MRP. MRP systems for inventory management first came about in the 1940’s, and became increasingly used in the 1950’s. The first MRP…

Manufacturing ERP Software: What Is It?

“Manufacturing ERP Software”. If you’ve been around manufacturing for any length of time, particularly if you’re a manager or if you’re in an IT department, you’ve probably heard this phrase mentioned somewhere. It seems quite a mouthful and is in fact rather catchy. What does it really mean? ERP stands…

What to Look for in a Manufacturing ERP System

There are various types of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) ERP available today, and each has its own approach in how it looks at the ERP requirements and in how it implements those requirements.  While each company looking into using MES has its own individual, specific requirements, there are some general concepts…

Manufacturing Resource Planning

Organization in manufacturing is essential to remaining competitive. Growing companies often find that their current software systems perform inadequately in an increasingly demanding environment. The competitive business market requires companies to be flexible in order to conform to new challenges and opportunities.  Agile Manufacturing Resource Planning Software that is tailored…

Thin Client ERP

What is the definition of Thin Client ERP? Thin client software refers to the relationship of the client (the end users’ computer) to the server where the software is stored and data is processed. A central server relays input information and feedback from and to the client machine. The opposite…