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AccountMate 7 for LAN
Easy to Manage Bill of Materials
At the heart of the Manufacturing module is the bill of materials. Users can easily set up bills of materials for parent items using the inventory, machine and labor records available in the system. They can define the ratio of component items required to produce one unit of a parent item based on the actual production formula or recipe. They can also customize labor and machine production rates on each bill of materials in which the components are used. Best of all, the bills of materials may be updated at any time without affecting the production formula defined on existing work orders.
Bill of Materials Maintenance
Material Requirements Planning for Component Items
To facilitate production scheduling, users can set the system to check inventory on-hand quantities at each production stage. When work orders are exploded, the system calculates how many units of each component items will be required during production and compares the requirement against the available units. This information is available on the Projected Material Requirement Report that can be used in planning the purchase of component items.
Unlimited Notes and Manufacturing Instructions
Each machine, labor and inventory record comes with a NotePad where users can enter unlimited notes. Users can also enter unlimited manufacturing instructions and recipes for each bill of materials. These remarks and instructions are copied onto each work order where the components or bill of materials are used.
Track Availability, Costs and Production Rates of Machine and Labor Resources
Machine and labor costs can be applied to jobs using the bill of materials. Users can enter the following data for each machine or labor record:
Ability to Copy Data
The Manufacturing module’s copy feature significantly reduces data-entry time and keystroke errors. Components can be copied from an existing bill of materials to a new record where they can be revised, if necessary. Information can be copied from existing inventory, labor or machine records to new ones where they can be edited. Copying bills of materials and component records can be done within the same company or across companies. Line items can also be copied from an existing work order or from an open sales order. For further convenience, users can set the system to include the backorder quantity when creating a work order from an open sales order.
Multiple Start Dates and Request Dates for Jobs
Work orders calling for the production of a master item and some of its components (i.e. subassemblies) are split into several jobs, and each job may start on a different day. Large production orders can also be split into separate work order line items, with a separate request date assigned to each line item to facilitate resource scheduling.
Unlimited Master Items and Job Levels
Each work order can include an unlimited number of master items to be produced. Each master item on the work order can be exploded into an unlimited number and level of jobs, each consisting of its own machine, labor and raw material components.
Automate Work Order Explosion and Work-In-Process Posting
Work orders can be exploded as they are created or they can be exploded at a later time to reduce data entry time. Work orders can also be automatically posted to work-in-process (WIP) as soon as they are saved. Alternatively, users can choose to post finished jobs without posting to WIP. These options give users the flexibility to record the progress of each work order in a manner that best suits their company’s production model.
Expedite Manufacturing by Using Available Subassemblies
Users can save production time by choosing to fill all or part of a job’s subassembly needs from existing stock, rather than manufacturing all subassemblies.
Overbooking of Resources Can Be Prevented
When posting work orders into process and when posting finished jobs, the system allocates the raw materials and subassemblies to each job and compares these allocated resources against what is available in the system. To help prevent overbooking of resources, the Manufacturing module will not allow processing of work orders that use inventory in excess of on-hand quantity unless the “Allow Overuse of Inventory for Component Item” option in the Manufacturing Module Setup is marked. Since users control this setting, they can turn this feature on or off depending on whether the insufficient quantity resulted from delayed recording of material component receipts.
Flexible Posting and Voiding of Work-In-Process
Work order line items can be put into process, and WIP can be voided for any master item on a work order. This saves users time, since the system automatically posts or voids WIP for all subsidiary jobs. Alternatively, jobs can be put into process, and WIP can be voided for a specific job without affecting other jobs in the work order. This kind of flexibility enhances the value of the Manufacturing module as it helps lower data entry costs while still providing detailed status tracking of the company’s work orders.
Flexible Posting of Finished Jobs
Work orders can be posted as finished for a particular master item. This saves time since all subsidiary jobs are simultaneously posted as finished. Alternatively, work orders can be posted as finished by job. This allows users to gradually release finished quantities on a work order without waiting for completion of other jobs that may still be in process. Finished units may be released immediately to inventory for use in sales or for further production, or they may be held until they pass quality assurance checking.
Choice of Calculation Methods
The Manufacturing module provides users with significant flexibility in calculating production and overhead costs. Users can apply either the actual or standard costs to finished goods, or apply actual costs to component items and finished subassembly items, and standard costs to finished master items. They can choose to apply overhead costs to finished items in addition to the applied actual or standard costs. When applying overhead costs, users can assign an amount or apply a percentage of production costs.
Ability to Cancel Work Orders and Backorders
Work orders can be closed without completing a unit of the ordered items. Backorders on partially completed work orders can also be cancelled, returning unused items to inventory and automatically releasing labor and machine resources.
Wide Selection of Documents and Reports
Work orders, routing slips, production slips and bills of materials can be printed for use in production and scheduling. In addition, a wide variety of inventory, machine, labor, work order, production and finished job reports can be generated. These can be used to analyze production variances and inefficiencies in order to help reduce manufacturing costs.
Integration with General Ledger, Inventory Control, Lot Control, Sales Order and Purchase Order Modules
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