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Difference between MRP controller & production Scheduler

Please elaborate on the actual functions of MRP controller & Production Scheduler. Give example of any industry & explain who would be called as MRP controller & who would be Production Scheduler?

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    Posted on Aug 21, 2007 at 09:06 AM

    Hi

    MRP controller is generally a planner and this definition is used to analyse the mrp and reports by mrp controller. You can also run the MRP by mrp controller wise if required by using the user exit.

    Production schedulers are also planners and the function will vary from client to client. In sap point of view you can control the order dependent data.

    for example order need to be released while creating , what isthe overall profile for capacity leveling etc.

    You can refer CORY

    Regards

    Ranga

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    Posted on Aug 21, 2007 at 07:10 AM

    Hi Dreamy,

    MRP controller , is the person who works with material , for example running MRP , checking Missing parts etc.

    Production scheduler : is the person who converts planned order to production order, release the order , Teco the order and close the order.

    Thanks

    Bala

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  • Posted on Aug 21, 2007 at 07:17 AM

    MRP controller : Carries out Planning function

    Responsible for

    1) MRP Run

    2) Evaluation of MRP results based on exception messages & takes appropriate actions like chnaging the planned order date if it is in past etc.

    Production Scheduler : Carries out Execution function.

    Responsible for

    1) Loding the m/cs with orders as per the production date

    2) Montoring load on machines & take appropriate action where required. For ex adding night shift, Shifting some orders for sub contarcting etc.,

    In the industry we can relate the function as follows

    MRP controller : Planner in the Production Planning & Control (PPC) dept.

    Production Scheduler : Shop floor Engineer.

    Regards,

    Ramasamy

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