Free MRP implementation book

Have you ever wondered how to take your manufacturing business to the next level with an MRP system? 123 Insight's Martin Bailey reveals the tried and tested formula that has helped hundreds of businesses to streamline their processes, showing what MRP can really do for your business.

If your company has yet to take the leap into implementing an MRP/ERP system or are struggling with existing software, then this book is for you. It explains and breaks down the methodology behind a MRP implementation.

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Amazon: Paperback - £6.99 Kindle - £1.99

The book is available to purchase from Amazon and all major book retailers. Availability free of charge at 123insight Evaluation Workshops or online INFO Exchange events.

"It's well-written, easy to understand and extremely informative; it'll be valuable whatever software you decide to go with."

Dave Tudor
Editorial Director
Production Engineering Solutions magazine

This book will show:

  • Why many MRP/ERP implementations fail
  • MRP versus ERP
  • How to win the hearts and minds of staff
  • Planning your software/vendor selection process
  • Data - what to take and what to leave
  • Breaking down the implementation process
  • Managing the go-live process
  • How to measure success

Regardless of your business or manufacturing process this book is packed with anecdotes of real-world problems and how manufacturers overcame them, breaking down the selection and implementation process in an easy to understand, non-technical way.

It walks you through the initial process of understanding some of the problems that MRP solves, how to shape your MRP evaluation team, selecting vendors, working out how to import data and what to import or leave, and finally the implementation and go-live process. Once you're live, you'll also have a better grasp of how you can measure the success of the system over your previous system or methods.

MRP book cover - how to implement a manufacturing system.

Reviews on Amazon

  • An excellent read. Not academic at all - just real-world advice and an easy to follow step-by-step process that I think would work for most manufacturing companies.

  • For those involved in the Manufacturing sector looking to implement an MRP/ERP system then this book is a must. It cuts through all of the (mostly unnecessary) jargon and provides a template which is so easy to follow.

  • Very comprehensive information.

  • Very simple to understand process, well laid out.

  • An absolute must-read if you are implementing an MRP system.

ISBN: 978-1-5272-4926-4 (Paperback)

ASIN: B081LKBHJN (Kindle Edition)

Language: English

Paperback: 152 pages

Table of Contents:

  • Foreword
  • About Martin Bailey and 123 Insight Ltd
  • Introduction
  • What kind of business are you?
  • MRP versus ERP
  • Before MRP - your current problems
  • MRP and finance (accounts software)
  • Winning hearts and minds
  • Planning your selection process
  • Planning - What NOT to do
  • Selecting your MRP system
  • Decision made - now what?
  • Back to School - Start learning!
  • Hardware first, software next
  • Data cleansing / getting ready to import
  • Implementation - Data Transfer/Setup
  • Downstream training
  • Getting ready for take off - The Pilot
  • Final Tasks before Go Live
  • The Big Day, and beyond
  • Measuring success
  • Summary and Next Steps
  • Appendix A - Project Roles
  • Appendix B - Objectives
  • Appendix C - Training Analysis
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Notes


Amazon: Paperback - £6.99 Kindle - £1.99