Material Requirements Planning (MRP) – The Advantages

Something that likely doesn’t get enough attention in the business ecosystem is Material Requirements Planning (MRP). What exactly does MRP refer to? It’s a term used to identify the process used for management of production and demand within a company – and allows for strategic calculations about materials and time required to fulfill customer orders. There are two types of demand associated with MRP:

  • The Independent Demand: This refers to a completely finished product (the parent item), ready for sale. A toaster, for example.
  • The Dependent Demand: This demand refers to all of the materials that need to be produced to create the final product – in this case, everything that makes up the toaster like the handle, electronics, screws, coils, etc.

What are the objectives of a Material Requirements Plan, and how important is it to the function of an enterprise? A dynamic MRP will increase production yield, meet future demand, analyze inventory, improve organization and reduce production costs. Clearly a win-win.

Exactly what are the advantages delivered by utilizing an MRP?

  1. One of the primary goals of any successful business is to have a strong relationship with its customers, and here’s where having an MRP can really weigh that dynamic in your favor. If your products are received on time and are available to the end customer when they need them, you have the edge in the competitive customer service field.
  2. In much the same way that optimal customer service can set your brand apart, the overall organization of your company and its operations improve internal flow and estimate the duration of raw material, processes, and costs for production of goods.
  3. Post-COVID, supply chain issues are a very familiar – and disruptive – element of providing customers with products in a timely fashion. Nothing can damage the customer relationship more than failing to deliver on time – or worse – at all. This kind of damage translates into losses – period, and a robust material requirements plan prevents this from happening.
  4. Implementing a Material Resources Plan into your business process will literally “manage” your inventory, preventing shortages and ensuring that the necessary materials and resources are consistently on hand to facilitate production.
  5. And finally, the bottom line. A well-thought-out MRP will manage financial, material, technological and human resources in the most effective (and productive) way possible. The objectives of your business model will be met, and with higher performance and efficiency comes higher profits.

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