Tools and fixtures
Plan better with auto allocation of tools for manufacturing order operations. Including the ability to calibrate a tool when it has been used for a specified number of orders, produced pieces or hours.
Support external production within internal processes by defining operations as subcontract, creating a purchase order and connecting it to the manufacturing order from the subcontract operations.
Internal order replenishment (stock requests)
Visibility of stock across distribution centres and the ability to create internal replenishment orders, rather than ordering stock from a supplier, increases group inventory turns. All intercompany accounting is handled via internal purchase orders and internal sales orders.
Manufacture order reporting
Multiple reporting options such as PC, workshop terminals or bar code readers and shop floor reporting including used, produced and scrapped quantities, reason codes, person-time used, machine resources and other cost elements. Automatically ‘un-book’ allocated materials and/or operations, whereby pre-calculated values will be used. WIP can be analysed online including material, time used and other costs to uncover deviations between pre-calculated and actual values and take appropriate action.
- Backflushing: backflush materials with a number of setup options, including backflushing material at operation reporting, with materials connected to a specific operation being issued from stock at completion of the operation, or backflushing at product reception, with materials being issued from stock at the same time that the manufactured products are reported to stock. Roll-back of backflushing routines not accepted at the final reporting step is also included.
- Operations reporting: calculate the run labour time and machine time based on reported quantity (approved and scrapped), or approved and scrapped quantity, with calculations defined at the work centre level. Alternatively choose no calculation. Operations reporting also supports milestone reporting, automatically updating previously completed operations in a process
- Manufacturing order material allocations: facilitates status handling on materials, allowing open and close of manufacturing order material reservations for not fully issued components.
Obtain quality control reports during the manufacturing process, at manufacturing reception or for stock items. Quality reporting set-up is based on conformity groupings connected to one or many products, with criteria used to define the values to be used for reporting different processes, such as manufacturing operation reporting. Results are stored in a history file, and can be queried for analysis. Non-conformity certificates are created for quantity reported, for example outside a defined criteria or value
- Closed manufacturing order analysis: analyse completed manufacturing orders providing visibility of those with high deviation. Re-open orders to perform reporting adjustments, with the possibility to adjust reported values.
Manufacturing order block order handling
A ‘contract’ or ‘repetitive manufacturing flow’ that enables the creation of daily, weekly or monthly manufacturing orders with some default values, as well as the ability to create simple reception reports with backflushing for both material and operations.
Activity oriented product costing
Flexible and efficient cost control and follow-up is performed with a wide spectrum of options to fit different manufacturing environments. Compute variations of material, machines and labour overheads with cost price simulation functionality. Use alternative manufacturing routes or bills of material while still achieving accurate product cost calculation and follow-up. Enter any element of a cost calculation either manually, by individual algorithm, or from cost tables. ‘What if’ analysis is reported performing cost simulations on-line, and entry and calculations for extremely low-cost products is possible, as is the ability to base calculations on standard quantities for product costing on produced items for better accuracy. Saved current and previous product costs and simulations include total bill of materials (BOM), bill of routing (BOR) and overview presentation, for greater visibility of how it was constructed. BOM/BOR (quantities and times) can be updated from actual manufacturing order statistics (average values), and there is a detailed audit trail to track all BOM/BOR changes.