The Manufacturing capabilty caters to needs of a manufacturing business by automating its units such as production order planning, Bill of materials tracking, materials requirement planning etc.
To keep production units run effectively, it is necessary to keep it in sync with customer demand. This is achieved by tracking the operations through various components of the system
- Productions Planning
- Work Orders
- Materials Requirements Planning
- Material Transfers
Bill of Materials is the heart of manufacturing. It lists all the items that goes into producing the finished and sell-able product or sub-product. The BOM can be structured in an ordered level and sub levels forming a tree structure. Users can create and save BOM structure for components and use them in defining a product . They can view a detailed listing of the Bill of material composition for a product and helps in tracking the inventory and its availability. The required materials for production of products are procured through BOMs (Bill of materials).The BOM is useful in approximating the product cost.
The manufacturing process generally start with identifying needs. The production planner captures the requirements of the products to be manufactured. Based on demand and capacity, work orders are created from the production planner. The work orders are given to the production shop floor to produce the required quantity of certain products. In order to manage the capacity of the work orders , the system schedules the operations based on planned start date and work station availability. To start with the production raw materials are transferred from Inventory to workstations. All movements of materials are registered in the system for effective tracking against a work order. Users can use various reports of production to take informed decision.