We have had some deep & meaningful discussions with
Epicor here in the UK over MRP since we went live with
V4 in Jan 2000. It's ok for number crunching, but not
particularly great as a production planning tool.
It has some strange logic when it comes to working
within a mixed mode manufacturing environment.
We believe that it "overplans" occasionally against
safety stock levels set and will duplicate
requirements if you dare to firm/create a job with a
different date to its timephasing, (which is
understandable to some degree) but it then doesn't
give you a message to cancel the job that's out of
phase (in fact we don't get any messages other than
purchasing expedites - maybe we have a bug, but Epicor
don't think so?).
I believe there are some enhancements in V5, one of
which will allow you to plan within a "no of days"
time frame which should help with duplicates.
Personally I don't think Vantage MRP has moved on
enough from the V3 "timephased supply" to really be
called MRP yet!
Business Support Manager
Cooper Crouse-Hinds(UK) Ltd
--- Aaron Hoyt <aaron@...
> wrote: > We
are looking at purchasing the MRP module for
> Vantage. I now have the
> task of learning what I can about it within 24
> Could anyone comment on this module good or bad. We
> will be using this on
> Vantage 4 after we make that upgrade, but the clock
> is ticking for the
> I would appreciate any information offered and thank
> anyone who responds in
> Aaron Hoyt
> Information Systems Manager
> Design Standards Corp.
> PO Box 1620
> Charlestown, NH 03603
> Tel 603-826-7744
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