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Rounding up to batch quantity in MRP shop order advice

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online

The batch quantity of a bill of materials is the ideal size of a shop order. That ideal size depends on setup time, de quantity that can be produced per working day (500 piece) or for example the capacity of a machine (1.000 liter in a single run). If the MRP calculation shows a gross requirement of 475 pieces it may be more efficient to produce 500 pieces. If the batch size is 200 liter, and the gross requirement is 450 liter, the advice may be to produce 600 liter (3 batches). We just added (February 2019) functionality ‘to round up to batch quantity’.

Enhancing the performance of Exact for Manufacturing

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


Manufacturers often work in big datasets: many products ordered that are built with many shop orders requiring many materials to be purchased. When we generate shop orders for a few hundred products, or purchase a few thousand line items into hundred purchase orders we do have to wait a long time (preventing us from working on other screens), and we even may experience a gateway timeout. We have identified processes that are slow, and we are solving the issues by introducing background processes.

Exact for Manufacturing Ease of Use: Working with the proposed quantity

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


The time entry screen shows a column named quantity. Also in Smart Shop Floor, on the stop screen, we can enter this quantity. We should remember that we are entering a throughput on a particular operation and not a quantity of finished parts. Only when we track the throughput on the last operation in a routing we will call it the proposed quantity (to finish). An enhancements to the finish screen makes it easier to work with this proposed quantity.