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By: GuestPosted on: Mar 28 2023 at 03:07:23 AM
I am testing MiniMrp to see if it can replace my existing system.

Couple of things:

Is it possible to replace parts in a BOM on the fly - i mean if i can't get a part, can i replace that part for just a single works order, i think the answer is no, but what method is used to do this? I can't create multiple assemblies, this would be a huge task.

Also, i notice when i click on the buy button on the shortgage report, then goto a new purchase order, i see the total quantity, not the quantity i selected. Am i doing something wrong? If not, this is not really MRP, it should allow me to order the quantity required at each event.


By: MattJPosted on: Mar 28 2023 at 05:31:46 AM
I agree. It's not really MRP. It's a kind of "cut down" Mini MRP. So not adhering to MRP II at all.

Work Orders in MiniMRP have a "Allocated" stage. When you enter that stage then MiniMRP assumes you want to begin procurement for that WO. You can create WO's but don't 'Allocate' them until you want to begin procurement.

To go back to the first question about replacing parts in a BOM 'On the fly'. I don't think a true MRP II system would allow that anyway. A change to a BOM would automatically create a different revision of the original BOM. Although a fully loaded MRP/BOM system would probably allow a BOM to contain alternate parts and automatically draw those down if the preferred part wasn't available.

BTW. I'm not support here. Just a user like you.

By: GuestPosted on: Apr 6 2023 at 10:20:34 AM
This is what we have just found. Really don't understand the MRP, its not MRP at all.

The shortage report just gives a basic overview, you can't do any sorting or export (useful export), the snapshot report does not allow any date limits, this this does not help.

You need to be able to create an order to those events, and turn off or on the headers to add things like manufacturer etc, or at least be able to open the part record from the list.

Being able to quickly see alterntives is a must.

While testing, i have read many of the posts here, does seem to be a theme in the response, i get it has to be be mini, but times change, the electronics industry has changed (if thats the one your in) and requirements have changed - so tools need to keep up.

It won't work for us, which is a real shame as it looks like it would not take much, or add to users complexity, to make it work a bit more like a true mini Mrp.

By: GdPosted on: Apr 8 2023 at 04:05:13 AM
We have been using Minimrp for a year or so, it got us out of trouble. We are moving to a new system soon, this is due to a few must have features missing for us, I don’t think there is going to be any significant development on the product, if the program does not do what you need, maybe best to look at other offerings.

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