A fully itnegrated MRP system designed by MISys for manufacturing companies.
MISys Level 1 features an extensive Bills of Material capability, essential for documenting assembly processes. These Bills of Material can handle sub-assemblies of any size and delve up to 16 levels deep. Far from being just a visual aid, the Bills of Material in MISys are integral to managing complex stock transfers, complete with back-flushing. For instance, when a production of 1000 widgets is initiated in MISys, the system comprehensively manages materials, sub-assemblies, and finished goods throughout the structure. This includes instant updates to inventory counts for accurate tracking.
MISys Level 1 excels in inventory control, efficiently managing raw materials and work-in-process (WIP) across countless locations. The system’s Item Master stores detailed information for each raw material and sub-assembly, covering aspects like detailed costing and stock status. It allows for the cross-referencing of an unlimited number of qualified suppliers for each item, including optional approved manufacturers.
MISys accommodates both batch and direct stock transfer transactions, enabling precise raw material inventory management that aligns with existing business methods and procedures. The Stock Check feature is a standout, allowing for what-if simulations of stock transfers and the analysis of potential material shortages. Following a stock transaction, the inventory is promptly adjusted, and the details are logged in the system’s Master Transaction Log file.
The Material Requirements Plan in MISys acts as a connector between the Master Production Schedule and actual purchase or manufacturing orders. The system offers various scheduling reports, detailing the items that need purchasing, their quantities, and the timing for order placement to ensure material availability in line with production needs. Similarly, production advice reports provide insights for internally manufactured items.
Upon finalizing a Master Production Schedule, the Create MRP button can be used for a quick scan of the schedule to identify any remaining shortages. Purchase and manufacturing orders can then be generated either manually or automatically by the program, significantly reducing time and effort.
We had been operating on Fishbowl but it was not able to meet the promised expectations. After a thorough search, we are now in the implementation phase for MISys where we find it meeting all our shop floor needs. The only negative we have found is that when you start to create a new BOM it doesn’t automatically give you a new line to enter; you have to click on a new line icon each time. But beyond that one feature we have been happy with how the system is meeting our needs.
I find the system to be limiting in terms of it’s functionality and reporting. We build everything made to order and it doesn’t do a good job keeping track of inventory.
Misys did a fine job for inventory control, but lacked some of the reporting features we were looking for. It was not the most user-friendly software, and it required a lot of adjustments