Planning is an essential part of the manufacturing life cycle. Here, a manufacturer should focus on managing resources and inventory in the most efficient manner. It has also become necessary for “make to order” and “engineer to order” manufacturers to focus on advanced manufacturing planning. Then they will be able to come up with products, which are in a position to cater to the customer requirements in a better way.
What is manufacturing planning? 
Before we move forward, we will define what exactly is meant by manufacturing planning. Manufacturing planning is a coordinated process, which involves forecasting, demand management, material planning, master scheduling, and capacity planning. This should be done in a fully integrated manner with the operational management applications that you use. That’s where Odoo ERP will be able to assist you. It can help you with inventory management, production control, and procurement, which can provide great overall assistance with advanced manufacturing planning.
When it comes to manufacturing planning, you pay particular attention to transforming customer demand into a mixed model of forecast demand and real orders. Odoo CRM will be able to provide great overall assistance to you with this process.
Here are some of the most crucial stages of advanced manufacturing planning, which you will be able to do with the assistance that you are getting out of Odoo ERP.
Sales forecast 
It is crucial to go ahead with manufacturing planning while keeping sales history in mind. In other words, it is vital to pay more attention to the sales forecast. It will be driving the overall planning process. Hence, people who work on advanced manufacturing planning must never ignore it.
Master production schedule 
The MPS (master production schedule) can operate your plan and the manufacturing plant. In here, the MRP offered by Odoo ERP will be able to plan all the requirements accordingly. The MPS is considered as a production order, which is crafted during the planning stage. Along with that, it will be able to act as the supply to cater requirement for demand.
Material Requirements Planning 
Odoo ERP will be able to create a comprehensive material plan. It includes purchasing and manufacturing orders that are needed to minimize inventory and cater to the demand. Along with that, you will be able to execute and review the overall material plan via the MRP screens. Odoo can help you to get a better overall understanding of the orders, activity, balances, requirements, and recommendations for every item that you have in the inventory. Along with that, you can work with the list of actions that are recommended. They include deferring, expediting, and releasing new orders or canceling the existing orders. Odoo ERP will be able to help you with keeping the manufacturing plant running smoothly. You will be ready to ship the customer orders promptly, as well.
Capacity Requirements Planning 
Capacity Requirements Planning should be done while validating the production plan that you have. Along with that, you will be able to schedule and make sure all the resources in the manufacturing plant are being utilized efficiently. The schedules would be realistic as well. Therefore, it will be possible to complete the deliveries on time. Along with that, you can make appropriate adjustments to optimize the overall efficiency of the manufacturing plant with the support that you are getting with Odoo ERP. It can also help you to overcome the resource conflicts that you will have to face.
Advanced Planning and Scheduling
Advanced Planning and Scheduling capabilities offered by Odoo ERP can help to develop achievable and realistic schedules. This is one of the most significant issues that can be found in manufacturing plants. Due to this issue, they find it a difficult task to get the most out of resources that are available and cater to the outcomes.
With the help of Advanced Planning and Scheduling, it will be possible to cater to the customer schedules and make sure that you are delivering in a timely manner. It would develop finite schedules and plants, which would never over-commit the resources. On the other hand, it would reflect the reality of the manufacturing plant while providing accurate figures at all times. A person will be able to get a better understanding of the capacity and load of the plant, as well.
These are not the only services that Odoo ERP can provide to you with advanced manufacturing planning. You will be provided with comprehensive dashboards and reporting capabilities. Along with that, you will be able to take your reporting initiatives to the next level with ease. Getting a hold of useful and essential reports will be an easy thing to do.
On the other hand, Odoo ERP will be able to assist you with many other aspects of the manufacturing plant, which include purchase order management, production management, sales order management, business intelligence, bill of material and routing and inventory management.
 Get your Odoo ERP implementation done with ERP Cloud 
Now you are convinced to go ahead with advanced manufacturing planning with the help of Odoo ERP. You also have a clear understanding of all the benefits that you can get. In order to get Odoo ERP implemented, you will need to locate an ERP partner. That’s where ERP Cloud will be able to help you.
ERP Cloud will be able to help you throughout the entire process of getting Odoo ERP implemented. Hence, you will be able to hand over the task and keep peace of mind. You will also be provided with support and training. Therefore, you can learn how to use Odoo ERP and experience all the above-mentioned benefits. Go ahead and talk to ERP Cloud now. Along with that, you can start the Odoo ERP implementation for advanced manufacturing planning.

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