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MiniMRP

Price: US$190.00

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What is this Product?

Inventory and Bill of Materials software

MiniMRP3.7 is a new, easy to use inventory manager with Bill of Materials and other additional features usually only found in larger ERP/MRP systems,

If you need an Inventory Manager with Multi-Level BOM capability but don't want the bother and associated running costs of an oversized ERP/MRP system then there's a good chance that miniMrp is all the software you're looking for.

miniMrp includes purchasing, customer orders, works orders, multi-level bills of material, shortage forecasting and many more MRP-Like features in a small, easy-to-use Inventory Manager.

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To start with we'll click the 'All Items' menu button. (we've highlighted it in the image above) This brings up a list of every item in your inventory. There's no practical limit to the number of items you can have in your inventory so scrolling through a huge list looking for a particular part could be quite a chore. Some simple inventory systems would usually offer a search capability but miniMrp offers a bundle of features allowing you to Filter, Sort and Group your items drilling down through the database to find what you're looking for in super quick time as we'll show on the following page.

In the main menu are options to group your inventory by Category or by Supplier/Vendor.

At the top each column has a label/button. Click any of those and the list is instantly rearranged in alphanumeric order based on which ever column you clicked.

At the bottom is the conventional 'filter'. You can use any or all of these features at the same time to search sort and filter your database to find the items you want quickly.

If you've been looking at the types of items we've got in our sample inventory then you might have realised that we've based our sample on the kind of things you might use if you needed to build or service computer parts. We're now going to show you the 'Parts-List Manager' and we had to decide what kind of parts to use as a sample.

miniMRP can be used by all kinds of companies from complex electronics assembly contractors through to somebody who needs to package a diverse selection of toy building blocks into a retail boxed kit.

We wanted to base a sample on something familiar. You're probably using a computer mouse right now so that's what we're going to use as an example.

The previous page showed a list of Assemblies. Assemblies are items allocated to a special category where each item can 'contain' other items. We selected the 'Mouse' from the list and the Parts List Manager pops open showing a list of all the parts we need to build our mouse.

Highlighted in Yellow is the 'top level' assembly - The mouse itself. Directly below you see 'Sub Assembles. These are shown slightly offset indicating that they're contained inside the assembly directly above.

There's no limit to the number of items a parts list can contain. In fact, an assembly can contain other assemblies which in turn can contain other parts and other assemblies. There's no practical limit to the number of levels you can have in your parts list.

On the previous page we showed the Parts-List starting from the top level. If on the other hand we select one of the sub assemblies, in this case the Main Board Assembly, the display changes as shown in the image above.

With a single mouse click we highlight an item in the left hand window and whichever assembly we select is instantly broken down to its component parts which are displayed to the right.

Using this viewer we can move quickly around our parts list. You can make changes, add remove items. In fact, if our main board assembly was used in 'other' types of mouse (maybe we're a mouse manuafacturer and we build dozens of different types of mouse) then any changes we make here can be instantly reflected in every other mouse that uses this same main board.

This display still doesn't give us a view of the whole parts list. Of course miniMRP can do that too. At the top left of this image you can see we've highlighted a small 'view' button. That changes the display as you'll see that on the next page.

This image shows the parts list in the same layout as an Indented Bill of Materials.

Not everyone likes working with indented parts lists so miniMRP includes other views of the same data.

You'll notice we've highlighted some tabs in this image. You can use these to switch the display to different layouts. Users who've worked with more expensive ERP and MRP systems will feel comfortable looking at an Indendet Parts List but other users might prefer one of the other views. miniMRP gives you the choice.

At the bottom of the window it shows the total cost to build ONE finished assembly. Notice the individual cost of some items are shown as fractions of a cent. miniMRP can handle prices down to 5 decimal places.

If this was an actual Bill of Materials it might be showing the parts required to build a large number of finished assemblies. Of course the totals would then show the total quantities required and the cost would be for the whole build.

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Axis Controls Ltd

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You can download a Trial version to test if it will suit your needs.

System Requirements
  • Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista and Windows 7
Prices
US$190.00 MiniMRP

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