Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP) programs help coordinate thousands of inventory items when demand for one item depends on demand for another. MRP systems determine when finished products are needed, then work backward to determine deadlines and resources needed to complete the final product on schedule.
USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN MANUFACTURING MIS
Technologies have been developed to control and streamline the manufacturing process. Computers can directly control manufacturing equipment using computer-assisted manufacturing software. Computer-integrated manufacturing software connects all aspects of production together, including order processing, product design, manufacturing, quality control, and shipping. For example, after an engineer designs a product using CAD software, MRP systems can use information from the design as input to plan and order materials. Production scheduling systems can use the design specifications as an input into the scheduling process. And computer-aided manufacturing systems can use the design specifications as input for setup. This greatly improves manufacturing efficiency.
BENEFITS OF MANUFACTURING MIS
A flexible manufacturing system allows a facility to quickly and efficiently change from making one product to making another, often using robotics and other automation. Generally the changeover is computer-controlled.
Finally, quality control has become paramount for manufacturing firms. Control charts or sample testing is used to monitor product quality.
The manufacturing MIS subsystems and outputs monitor and control the flow of materials, products, and services through the organization.
ADVANTAGES OF MIS
These are following advantages of development and management of Information technology in PEL Pakistan:
- Core competency support
- Enhance distribution channel management
- Increase brand equity
- Boost production process
- Expand E-Commerce
- Improve B2B commerce
No doubt the company is well equipped with the technology and IT professionals but even that I’d like to recommend that:
- There should be a continue review of the company polices and procedures regarding IT management to be consistent with the emerging world.
- Latest IT procedures and software must be considered for the old process as well as the new one
- IT professionals must be given periodic training to adapt the current trend in the field of IT.
Technology play a very vital role in the development and enhancement of any business so the latest and advanced technologies must be implemented and managed by highly professional to cope up with any complex situation.