Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is it?

E-Z-MRP is an integrated manufacturing software system that includes all the functions you need to control your manufacturing operations.

Who is it for?

E-Z-MRP is designed for manufacturers – from startup to $20 million. It works just as well in job shop or make to order environments as in make to stock or make to forecast operations. E-Z-MRP has been successfully implemented in a remarkable variety of manufacturing companies – medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, furniture, spraying systems, orthodontics, firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. It has been translated into eight languages and implemented in several foreign countries.

What functions are included?

Everything you’d expect to find in a complete integrated manufacturing software system:

  • A complete Bill of Materials processor with full costing (Material, Labor, Material and Labor Burden or Overhead, Sub-Contract, Setup, and Lot Size), manufacturer’s cross references, and reporting up to ten levels of product structure.
  • A comprehensive suite of Bills of Material reports including single level, indented, costed and uncosted, where used, and summary formats, as well as a report that compares two bills of material.
  • A material planning and tracking module that tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, and raw materials and finished goods inventories, with a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. And of course, the reports that tell you every day what to make and buy to meet your customer commitments.
  • A Physical Inventory module with extensive reporting, unlimited inventory location tracking, and updates to on-hand quantities by selected locations.
  • A Purchase Order module where you can enter and print Purchase Orders.
  • A Sales Order Module to enter and track your customer orders.
  • A Capacity Planning module that uses your labor routings to report each day what the activity will be in each work center and what percent of its capacity is being used.
  • A suite of Utilities that supports multiple databases, lets you copy and backup your database, export data, and maintain users and passwords.

How easy is it to implement and how long will it take?

E-Z-MRP is arguably the simplest approach to MRP and the easiest to implement of any MRP software system in software history – designed, as it was, for manufacturing firms or autonomous divisions of larger companies. E-Z-MRP will be among the easiest programs to learn that you have ever used. Many users find it unnecessary to read the manual. E-Z-MRP’s simplified but full-featured approach to the MRP problem can cut the usual 18-month implementation cycle to as little as 18 days.

What hardware and software do I need?

E-Z-MRP will run on any Windows–based PCsingle user or network.

And you’ll need a good, fast workhorse of a printer. That’s it.

E-Z-MRP’s proven approach to MRP success means that any company, no matter how small, can successfully run professional, full-featured MRP software without breaking the budget.

Isn’t my company too small to run manufacturing software successfully?

E-Z-MRP was the first product designed specifically for small manufacturers – start-up to $20,000,000 – who had no previous experience with manufacturing software. It has been successfully implemented in hundreds of sites around the world.

Isn’t manufacturing software too complicated for us to learn?

E-Z-MRP requires no training – just read the manual. Yet it provides all of the information you need and has been implemented in as little as 18 days. See what our users say.

Doesn’t manufacturing software require too much training and maintenance?

E-Z-MRP was originally designed to be run on a single user PC by people with no previous experience with either computers or manufacturing systems. See what our users say.

Isn’t manufacturing software too expensive?

E-Z-MRP is not.

How do I know what I must make TODAY to meet my customer commitments?

E-Z-MRP tells you every day what needs to be made in order to satisfy customer demands.

How do I control my raw material inventories?

E-Z-MRP reports exactly what material/product is on hand, details what must be purchased daily, and identifies excess inventory.

Because my part prices change so often how can I know my current product costs?

E-Z-MRP’s powerful Bill of Materials Processor provides current and immediate product costs and sophisticated configuration management.

How do I avoid missing ship dates because of production bottlenecks?

E-Z-MRP includes a Capacity Planning function that determines the percentage of each work center’s capacity being used every day and identifies production bottlenecks.