ERP for Lite Manufacturing from IIG: Details

Summary

The general flow of the AcuWorkOrder application in this ERP for Lite Manufacturing from IIG is as follows: 

  1. Enter the kit assembly/specifications for the finished good eg. the candy can coil, to be produced

    1. The kit specifications ​have all the stock items (materials) and non stock items that are needed to produce the kit. 

  2. Create the routing for this kit/finished good.​

    1. The routing has all the production/assembly steps that are needed to produce this kit/finished good​

    2. Each routing steps also identifies which stock items (materials) and/or non stock items are needed in that step

  3. Enter a sales order for the kit/finished good

  4. Calculate the quantity of the kit/finished good that still needs to be manufactured after considering the stock on hand, the planned Purchase Order receipts and the already planned shipments of that finished good to other customers

  5. Once the needed production quantity is calculated, create a work order for the kit/finished good.

  6. Activate the first routing step.

    1. The activation of the first routing step will move materials from the warehouse to the shop floor, and/or release stock items as specified in this routing step​

  7. Activate the next routing step. Do this till for all routing steps till they are completed.​

  8. Check the usage of the machines and labor used in the routing steps, and maybe reschedule their start date and time in the scheduling board.

 

We will walk in detail through all the above steps.  

Enter the kit assembly/specifications for the finished good

The finished good looks a follows: 

Candy Cane Coil.jpg

The kit specifications specify the needed stock items (materials) and non stock (labor) items needed to assemble the candy cane coil.

AcuWorkOrder Kit Specifications.jpg

The group id eg. A groups the materials that will be needed in the routing step that has this group id. 

Create the routing for this kit/finished good.​

  1. The routing has all the production/assembly steps that are needed to produce this kit/finished good​

  2. Each routing steps also identifies which stock items (materials) and/or non stock items are needed in that step

AcuWorkOrder routing.jpg

Enter a sales order for the kit/finished good

AcuWorkOrder Sales Order.jpg

Calculate the quantity of the kit/finished good that still needs to be manufactured

It considers the stock on hand, the planned Purchase Order receipts and the already planned shipments of that finished good to other customers

AcuWorkOrder Calculate quantity to produ

Once the needed production quantity is calculated, create a work order for the kit/finished good.

AcuWorkOrder workorder.jpg

Activate the first routing step.

  1. The activation of the first routing step will move materials from the warehouse to the shop floor, and/or release stock  items as specified in this routing step​

AcuWorkOrder First routing step or work

Activate the second routing step.

  1. The activation of the second routing step will move labor items  to the shop floor, and/or release non-stock (labor) items as specified in this routing step​

AcuWorkOrder Second routing step or work

Capture the actual material and labor spent

  1. The machine operator can enter the actual quantity of materials used and the actual labor spent. SInce the 2nd routing step (dispatch # 2) has only labor, you can see only labor spent in the screen below

AcuWorkOrder Lite manuf Mfg transaction

Check the usage of the machines and labor used in the routing steps, and maybe reschedule their start date and time in the scheduling board.

AcuWorkOrder Scheduling Board.jpg

Updated presentation and demo

The video (30 mins, 6/2019) below will show you the latest features. You can expand the video by clicking on the expand button at the bottom right of the video screen. You may gave to click it twice. The audio doesn't start right away but after 5 secs you will hear the audio.