Manufacturing Work Orders
For each finished good, users can drill down to material availability, costs, select substitutes, and even create or change routing steps based on capacity. Order status screens allow inquiry into orders with shortages, and material commitments, and show the effect on scheduling, as well as many other functions. Workflow triggers help control and enforce work practices around the enterprise as they relate to the design, manufacturing and support of engineered products by notifying management of critical issues through alerts and conditional e-mails.
S2K Manufacturing Work Orders software also includes a production cost program that closes the loop of manufacturing and accounting. It posts production costs to the General Ledger for inclusion in financial statements. Manufacturing variances are calculated for material, labor, and overhead. Extensive management reporting includes standard vs. actual analysis, material variances, scrap reporting, labor efficiencies, etc. The result is a top-level overview of production efficiency.
Capacity Requirements Planning
S2K CRP provides the summary information you need to spot situations where capacity is short or long, enabling you to shift production and manage resources efficiently. Multiple views allow you to analyze machine, work center, and department capacities. Extensive capabilities exist to drill down into detailed scheduling data including orders making up the demand, as well as analysis of bottlenecks. Alternate routings allow automatic calculation of ‘available to promise’ (ATP) dates for easy bottleneck resolution.
S2K CRP is an indispensable manufacturing software tool that can help you identify and eliminate production problems before they start.
Material Requirements Planning
The MRP system is tightly integrated with the Customer Orders, Inventory, Sales Analysis (Forecasting), Purchasing, and the other manufacturing modules of S2K Enterprise, and is sensitive to company and plant specific criteria. With S2K’s MRP application, you can determine precisely what goods need to be produced, and when and how much material should be purchased based on a time-phased analysis of sales orders, production orders, purchase orders, current inventory levels and sales forecasts. This demand analysis can be viewed daily, weekly, or monthly. Complete pegging is supported allowing the user to drill down to the critical data such as purchase order due dates, manufacturing order due dates, and the actual customer orders making up the commitments of an item. Manufacturing and purchasing suggestions can then be analyzed, adjusted and automatically converted into manufacturing work orders and vendor purchase orders.
Shop Floor Control
Extensive inquiries and reporting exist to allow you to monitor employee productivity, material variances, and comparisons of actual versus standard cost. In addition, interfaces to various payroll programs are available. This fully integrated shop floor control solution is your turnkey platform for more efficient and streamlined data collection and monitoring.
Upon receipt of a quality controlled item, the lot will be placed on quality hold pending testing. Until all tests have been passed, the product can neither be consumed in manufacturing nor sold. Quality failures can automatically trigger a purchase order return to vendor. Within manufacturing, quality tests can be performed during any stage of production. Quality failures can automatically re-route production to a previous operation or flag the item as scrap.
In addition to the historical storage of this data, the product quality application can produce a Product Quality Certificate (C of A) indicating all tests performed as well as their individual results. With S2K Product Quality you’ll gain valuable data you can use to track and improve quality control at all points of the manufacturing process.
Typically, the manufacturing orders are sequenced first by line item due date. Manufacturing orders are sorted by the finite scheduler beginning with the earliest work order line item due date. Thereafter, the additional rules are applied, and when the process is complete, a schedule is presented. The user maintains the ability to override any of the scheduled entries. An electronic scheduling board provides a graphical view of all jobs currently in production.