Once the manufacturing order is created, the following actions take place.
You can fulfill the stocks either manually or automatically. To allocate stocks automatically click the stock allocation drop down and click “Auto Stock Allocation” option. You can fulfill the stocks manually by following these steps.
A process is a functionality intended to be used by manufacturing industries to produce finished products for sale. The production of products is typically in bulk quantities and is concerned with discrete units, bills of materials and the assembly of components.
Aqxolt ERP provides a complete solution and agility to succeed in managing entire business processes end-to-end. It lets you accommodate and manage a work center and plan workforce and machine required hours in a cost-effective manner depending on the complexity of the manufacturing process.
A process cycle is a sequence of steps required and a set of activities associated with the
manufacture of finished products. It essentially starts with the customer requirement and ends with delivery of the required product.
It is a framework that describes how and from where the process starts. It also describes when and how the interrelated operations depend on each other. It describes the progress of each process cycle, helping the user estimate the overall time required to produce a finished product.
Creating a Process Cycle:
Routing Links are used to making an association between a routing and the BOM components that will be used in the process and the associated versions. 'Routing Link Code' links the Bill of Material to a Process Cycle and its Operation.
To add the Routing Link Code:
A Bill of Material (BOM) is the functionality used to set up a production module in an ERP system. A BOM is essentially used to manage a list of components used to produce the end product. The manufacturing of the end product goes through numerous phases of production; a BOM records the details of components needed at various phases of production. Creating a BOM is essential because the correct component must be available during the manufacture of the finished products.
Every BOM record includes the product name, description, quantity, unit of measurement, procurement type, etc. and provides a centralised source of information to the person handling the BOM to manufacture a product.
Aqxolt ERP provides the flexibility to configure various types of Bills of Material depending on the business use for which they are intended.
|Bill Of Material||Describes the name of the BOM being created|
|BOM Level||Describes the hierarchy of the BOM used in manufacturing the product|
|Phase||Describes the stage at which each BOM is used during the product lifecycle and allows for progress tracking|
|Unit of Measure||Describes the measurement in which a BOM will be used|
|Reference Designators||Provides the details about where the BOM fits in the production lifecycle|
|BOM Notes||Provides the relevant notes to those who closely work with the BOM. Conveys all the information that might be required throughout the product lifecycle|
|Procurement Type||Describes procurement activities, i.e., if the BOM is purchased or made (off the shelf or made to specification)|
|Quantity||Describes the number of BOM products/parts to be used for manufacturing or purchasing|
|Description||Describes the details of each BOM|
|BOM (Product)||Describes the product whose BOM is created|
|Part Identification Number||Describes the number assigned to the BOM part for quick identification|
|Process Cycle||Describes the process cycle in which the BOM part is used|
|Finished Product Amount Delivered||Describes the total amount spent to manufacture the finished product|
The BOM can be created for various component types, which can be understood as follows:
|Alternate Component||Indicates the material may be substituted for the original component.|
|Test Component||Indicates the assembly of material is temporary and will be removed before the final product is shipped; also enables the disassembly operation.|
|Co-Product Component||Represents possible variations of a planned material. If a manufacturing process can yield more than one possible material due to, for example, process, environment or raw material variations, the optimum material is planned for and all other possible outcome materials can be defined as its Co-Product components.|
|By-Product Component||An additional material created during the manufacturing of another material. If a manufacturing process of a material also yields one or more other materials, these other materials can be defined as its By-Product components.|
|Assembly||A parent or component (subassembly) made up of other components.|
A work centre is a unit in an organisation where all activities associated with manufacturing processes are performed. Work centres are used to allocate resources and in work orders to complete the manufacturing process. Work centres are usually used to calculate the number of hours required to execute the process, the cost involved in project completion and the availability of the resources within a planned duration of the project end date.
Create Work Center
1. Navigate to the Manufacturing app > Work Center tab
2. Once in the Work Center tab, you can view the work centre information already filled in and create a new Work Center record.
3. To create a new work centre, click the “New” button.
4. Select the organisation details of the work centre.
5. Select the channel, site, site and shop floor warehouse for the work centre.
6. Click the “Save” button to create a work centre for the organisation.
Fields to note:
|Organisation||Describes the name of the organisation|
|Work Center Name||Describes the name of the work centre for its identification|
|Channel||Describes the segment of the business where the employee is hired to work|
|Site||Describes the site from where the sub-products can be utilised and maintained|
|Shop Floor Warehouse||Describes the warehouse in which the items are stored; in addition to this, a user can assign the location and storage bin of the received items to make it a well-organised warehouse.|
Work management involves creating, qualifying, dispatching, and executing requests for off-site work, called work orders. The steps and functions of the work order lifecycle work together to ensure that off-site issues are resolved in the most efficient manner possible. Users with the appropriate roles create the work orders and provide all the necessary information needed for the work order tasks. For the qualified, those work orders necessary tasks are created to complete the work order.
In the work orders, one is able to view and edit the existing work orders, create new ones and also import a new document from the existing documentation. When creating a new work order, the following steps are followed:
A Work Order can be created in the following methods
1. Click on the Work Order tab as shown above. Once on the Work Order section, you are able to track the work orders already created and create new ones with the “New” button located on the top right corner of the work order page.
2. Register a new work order name, the supplier of the work order along with the organisation’s name and details. Also include the details of the project, the date of approval and the lead time
3. Other details of the budget are included covering the work order costs, along with the details of the related sales order and purchase orders.
4. Since the work orders are used in the manufacturing or processing environments, there is a section with the details including, costs, the process, types of the process and planned and completion dates.
5. The work order document also allows the description of the process that is being done.
For existing work orders, you have the ability to edit the details of the work order as the project goes on. The related tab that is next to the details of each work order allows that each record to be updated according to the progress of the project.
The work order page includes the related page that contains the related tab with links to all documents that relate to a particular work order. The work order lines are the specific process that needs to be completed, for instance, the details of each item to be manufactured or assembled.
The works order lines would help a business in dividing the duties so that the deadlines set for completion of the work orders are met. This can be through dividing the items to departments that manufacture or assemble specific items.
New work order line items can be added to the list by clicking on the “new” button that is on the right end of the page. There are other documents in the page, which are related to the work orders open. The work orders are identified by their unique names. The records are all that relate to the work orders open. This enables the business to manage their projects smoothly so that they are successfully executed and closed.
Fields to note:
|Work Order Name||It describes the name of the word order|
|WO Supplier||It describes the name of the supplier who supplies raw materials to complete the work order|
|Site||It describes the manufacturing unit location|
|Status||It defines the work order status - Completed, Issued or In progress|
|Ready For Shipment||It indicates if the sales order is ready for shipping|
|Code||It is a system generated unique number for every work order|
|Barcode||It describes the barcode specific to the work order|
|Approved Date||It describes the approved date of the work order|
|Project||It describes the name of the project for which the work order is created|
|Lead Time||It describes the expected time to complete the work order|
|Organisation||It defines the name of the organisation/Account|
|Organisation Business Unit||It defines the Business Unit name of the Account/Organisation|
|WO Cost||It describes the complete work order cost|
|Sales Order||It is the sales order related to the work order|
|Purchase Order||It is the purchase order related to the work order|
|Process||The process by which the Work order products are manufactured|
|Type||It defines the type of work order|
|Manufacturing/Assembly Cost||Total cost for the manufacturing of the product in the process|
|Planned Date||It is the date planned to start the work order process|
|Employee Requester||It defines the employee name who requests the work order|
|Completion Date||It defines the completion date of the work order|
1. Click on the Sales Order tab as shown below
2. Select the sales order that you would like to convert into work order and click on the down arrow in the top right-hand corner of the page and select ‘Create Work order’ as shown below.
3. Fill in the work order detail section and the work order line items section, new work order line items can also be added along with the existing line items using ‘Add New’ button.
4. Click on ‘Save’ button which creates a new work order with a unique work order number.
The work order page offers an efficient method for the business to effectively manage the costs of a manufacturing process to ensure all orders are followed up to and addressed with simplicity. The work orders page also helps to make budgets of each project and the items required with minimum costs. For a supplier, receiving work orders also allows the organisation to understand the required items of each activity and how to deliver on each.
Capacity planning is the process of determining the production capacity needed in manufacturing a product. For an organization, capacity would be the ability of a given system to produce output within the specific period.
In Capacity Planning, we can get the daily overview of the work assigned to work centers or Resource Groups.
To Create Capacity Planning
The resource is used for the manufacturing process. Manufacturing resource groups can be electromechanical assemblies, cable assemblies, machinery, and human resource as well as Job floor assistants, assembly workers, and others. The human resource comes under workforce in manufacturing.
A Resource Group can have a team of the professional workforce or a resource group having a set of machinery used for a particular process.
Another way of adding resource groups is from “Manufacturing Schedule.”
Resource needs to be allocated to a resource group in the capacity planner. Allocating employee to a workforce Resource Group or allocating machines to a Machine Resource Group; like allocating Floor Assistants to the Job Floor Assistant Resource group.
Resource Requirement is done to connect the Resource Group with the work planner wherein the Runtime and Runtime costs can be specified based on the work planner requirements.
Work Planning is done to have a detailed outlook on how the workforce is utilized to accomplish a task and how work centers are linked to process. Work planning also gives an overview of the Project related tasks. We can add a work planner record and assign it to Process, Process Cycle and Work Center.
We can view/create this on the Manufacturing Schedule page as well.
Once all the operations have been completed, create the Serial Numbers/Batches to the finished product.
You can also create work orders for products that require service/installations manually by following these steps: