Category Archives: MRP

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Acro implements new MRP as sales soar 300%

The specialist aerospace engineering company, Acro Aircraft Seating, has improved its inventory planning by necessity after revenues soared 300% from £5m to £15m in the space of 12 months. Operations director Chris Poland said the business, which designs and assembles … Continue reading

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Doughty ditches ‘outgrown’ MRP system

The TV and theatre rigging manufacturer Doughty Engineering has ditched its “outgrown” Materials Resources Planning (MRP) system in a bid to improve scheduling and bring increased time and efficiency savings to the business. Doughty director Stephen Wright said, “We’d outgrown … Continue reading

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Too much IT hype and jargon, say manufacturers

Discontent about how technology service companies are promoting and selling cloud services is growing among manufacturers, according to a new survey. The work, commissioned by managed data service provider Six Degrees to examine how well IT decision makers embedded in the … Continue reading

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MRP helps Rega pump up the volume

With turnover having grown by 50%, the hi-fi equipment manufacturer Rega Research is implementing a material resource planning (MRP) system to help it deal more efficiently with orders. Company accountant John Tozer (pictured) said Rega had previously relied on spreadsheets … Continue reading

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