Small Manufacturers Achieve Lean Efficiency With Low End MRP System

(PRWEB) March 26, 2005 — “Lean Manufacturing is all about eliminating waste. Since 1985 we have dedicated ourselves to the efficiency of small manufacturers. Tracking inventory requirements is one of the most important keys to eliminating waste in the manufacturing process, and one of the great strengths of E-Z-MRP.”

Smolin is the founder of Beach Access Software and maker of the E-Z-MRP system. E-Z-MRP customers are able to leverage their investments in the E-Z-MRP system quickly, sometimes within one month.

The lean manufacturing process covers the strategic, tactical and operational areas of the business with particular focus on Demand Forecasting, Order Processing, Supply Planning, Manufacturing Execution, Warehouse and Shipping Management.

These small manufacturing firms are required by the principles of Lean Manufacturing to demonstrate consistent processes and performance against a checklist of best practices, which include on-time delivery, inventory accuracy, and production schedule performance. Many small manufacturers have achieved excellence in all of these areas through the implementation of E-Z-MRP.

E-Z-MRP History:
E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies in such fields as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. E-Z-MRP works just as well in job shop and build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations. The new E-Z-MRP system has now been completely rewritten using Microsoft’s Access Database Management System – a component of the popular Microsoft Office Suite – making it compatible with a wide variety of third-party products.

E-Z-MRP Product Features and Low-Cost High-Value Pricing:
The E-Z-MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials, and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included: a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders, and a recently added capacity planning module.

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