Manufacturing

Manages the manufacturing activities including: bill of materials, routing, work orders, material requisitions, and production.

 

Feature Benefit
Create Production Orders from Sales Orders Items which are to be manufactured can be automatically transferred to production orders from sales orders entered by the sales department. Each item on the sales order may specify a different required date which can create separate production orders for shipments on different dates.
Bill of Materials Create a multi-tier Bill of Material (B.O.M.) for a finished item or sub-assembly. A B.O.M. can contain sub-assemblies, which have their own B.O.M. to create an unlimited number of levels. The B.O.M. tracks all material costs, including shrinkage, required in producing an item.
Multiple B.O.M. per Item System allows multiple B.O.M. for the same item to be stored for use in different production orders or for reference purposes.
Routing Routing (manufacturing process) can be created with unlimited number of steps (sequences). Each step (sequences) usually represents the complete unit of work in the manufacturing process such as stamping a steel sheet or soldering an electronic board or assembling the computer. For each step you can define the work center where the work will be done, setup and run labor required to perform the operation, other cost associated with the operation, setup and run machine time required for the operation. Overhead associated with the operation is calculated if it was set for Labor Class and/or Machine Class.
Multiple Routings per Item Routing can be common to multiple items. A single item can have multiple routings defined for use at different times.
Production Order Types Different order types can be created. Estimated orders can be created to calculate estimated costs of production. Planned orders can be entered for purposes of what-if analysis and production schedule analysis. Firmed production orders record quantities, routings, and other information needed to initiate the manufacturing process. 
Cost and Time Analysis  During and after production planned costs and hours can be compared to actual costs and hours for each production order or a group of orders.
Flexible Issue To W.I.P. Items can be issued into Work In Process based on all the components required for a sub-assembly or partial quantities for large production runs.
Sub Assembly Production Sub assemblies with an unlimited number of levels can be produced in parallel and combined to create finished items. Items can be assigned serial or lot numbers for tracking purposes during the production process.
Transferring W.I.P. To Inventory Finished items can be transferred to various inventory locations. Raw materials which were not used can be transferred back to inventory at any time for use in other productions.
Integration With Inventory Warehouse Management Inventory warehouse management can be used to issue items to Work In Process of specific production orders directly from warehouse bins.
Labor Time Tracking or Backflushing Labor time can be accounted for by entering time transactions or importing the information from data collection devices located in the plant. Where the actual time does not need to be tracked the labor time can be calculated with automatic backflushing based on the number of items manufactured. Labor tracking can be tracked by employee.
Machine Time Tracking or Backflushing Machine time can be accounted for by entering time transactions or importing the information from data collection devices located in the plant. Where the actual time does not need to be tracked the machine time can be calculated with automatic backflushing based on the number of items manufactured. Machine time can be tracked at the machine level to determine appropriate maintenance intervals and machine utilization.
Other Costs Capture miscellaneous manufacturing costs and sub-contracting costs incurred in the manufacturing process.
Overhead Calculations Define overhead methods for use in production bill of materials or production routing definitions. Overhead can be classified as fixed or variable depending for analysis purposes and to determine which G/L accounts are charged. An overhead method can specify either fixed, variable or both. Overhead can be based on cost or quantity of items.
W.I.P. Location Tracking Once items are moved from inventory into Work In Process their exact location in the production area or if items are sent to an outside contractor. Each movement can be tracked by location, time, and the person who moved the items.
Work Centers The manufacturing area can be divided into logical work centers which can be used in the routing process. Each work center can define standard production routing steps which can then be used when creating new routings or modifying existing routings.
Comprehensive Reporting A collection of 20+ reports can be used to extract information quickly. Modify existing reports or create new reports quickly.
Unlimited Transaction History All transactions entered in the system are available for review at any time, performance of the system is not effected by number of transactions.
No Month End or Year End Closing Process Transactions can be entered for any period in any year which has not been locked. Periods can be locked or unlocked at any time.