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ERP – Production Management

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  • Specify multiple levels of assembly, each consisting of multiple components (i.e. sub-assemblies, raw materials, non-stock items).
  • Record phantom sub-assemblies (i.e. assemblies which are not actually held in stock).
  • Identify each component in an assembly by a sequence number.
  • Include components that are not stored as inventory items (for example, items purchased specially for production).
  • Include notes and instructions (comments) in the bill of material.
  • Record labour and overheads.
  • Record stage lead time, production stages, scrap and reject details and percentage weight-by-weight formulations.
  • Hold separate units of measure for stocking and issuing components.
  • Note the stage in days at which each component is needed in the manufacture of the assembly.
  • Record the drawing number for reference by engineering control.
  • Include text, notes and instructions for each component.
  • Record revision numbers and dates when changes are made to an assembly.
Family bill of materials (also known as Planning bills or Synthetics)
  • Use a generic product (or reference model) to build a family of products for planning and forecasting.
  • Define the proportion of alternative products that make up the generic product.
Alternatives and supersessions
  • Specify alternative components to be used if a specific component is unavailable.
  • Supersede one component with another.
Maintain bill of materials
  • Automatically calculate the weight of each assembly.
  • Perform full parts explosion and make where-used enquiries.
  • Carry out parts substitution, automatically updating components in multiple assemblies and updating details of alternatives and supersessions.
Trial kitting
  • Perform an instant trial kitting enquiry to establish stock availability for a specified number of assemblies and show maximum feasible production quantity.
  • Use trial kitting to explode an assembly to any level and to show alternatives and additional product information.
  • Enquire into predicted future stock levels from trial kitting.
Costs and revaluation
  • Revalue stock items.
  • Compare rolled-up estimated production costs with costs stored in the Inventory Control module.
  • Optionally, include the cost of rejects in the total production costs for each complete assembly.
Standard reports
  • Indented Explosions Report. List all items in a bill, expanding sub-assemblies.
  • Costed Bill of Materials Report. Calculate rolled-up production costs.
  • Where Used Report. List all places where a specified component or range of components are used.
  • Standard Cost Variances. List variances between the calculated and standard costs.
  • Costed Losses Report. Produce a rolled-up costed losses analysis showing the cost of manufacturing, scrap and rejects.
  • Remove all components that have been superseded prior to a specified cut-off date.

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