FEATURESFully IntegratedConnects directly into all areas of CAPITAL Business Manager where applicable.AssembliesAssemblies are production ‘entities’ made up of all or some of the following elements:•a bill of materials•a finished items list•a work order•labour time•expenses, auxiliary costs and/or ‘out plant’•notes•linked documents•routings (manufacturing steps)Assembly TemplatesAn assembly may be set-up as a template that is easily copied into a production assembly that can then be assigned to a production process.Sales OrdersSales orders can automatically trigger the creation of production orders.Flexible SchedulingThe Master Production Schedule (MPS) is graphically visualised and easily modified.Manufactured Items DatabaseManufactured Items are tracked by:•Where it is being manufactured•Where it is found on all bills of materials•Next scheduled build date•Last build date•First build date•last amended date•Last sold date•Last forecast (requirement) date.•Estimated monthly demandBuild MetricsAutomatic tracking of scheduled date, completion dates and variances from completion date. As well as estimated capacity versus actual capacity and variance.Reverse BuildEasily undo a built assembly by pressing the ‘Reverse’ button.Automated ReplenishmentAutomatic generation of ‘reorder plans’ that are based on scheduled production orders and lead times.Purchase OrdersView all open purchase orders relating to components of an assembly.Partial BuildAssembly runs may be part built and the production run for an assembly completed at a later stage.Non-Diminishing StockNon-diminishing items may be included in manufacturing and separately costed.Negative ProductiionAssign negative stock to material lists so long as the stock item is not a kit and the total value of the materials list is not less than zero. For example, when producing X you are left with subsidiary products A, B and C, that may be used for other purposes or placed back into inventory.Cost EstimatingAssign estimated materials costs and later compare to actual costs.Cost may also be apportioned by percentage or fixed fixed dollar value. The total of your finished cost dollar values must add up to the total of your labour, materials and expense inputs, however.
CAPITAL Manufacturing makes a complex subject as easy as possible by providing state of the art tools designed from the ground up with a strong emphasis on visual guidance using clearly designed dynamic lists and graphs.
Production Planning (PP)
The Production Plan is a consolidated manufacturing item list, showing what is scheduled for production over a specified date range. It is the plan for future production. The production plan also shows:•The dollar value cost of production per scheduled manufactured item•The number of units scheduled for production•Customer order requirements•A forecast of requirements over each time period•A projected stock on hand quantity for the time periodThe production plan will also show open assemblies (bills of material in production) that have not yet been scheduled but that you will need to schedule.
The Master Production Schedule (MPS) allows you to organise the sequence in which assemblies are produced and to assess your materials (stock), labour and capacity requirements.All assemblies with a stage setting of 'open' initially appear on the schedule. Open assemblies are unscheduled so appear at the bottom of the schedule. Once a proposed or actual production date is assigned to an assembly - this is referred to as the schedule date - it is assigned its appropriate place within the schedule.
Manufactured Products Database
Manufactured Products is the list of all products assembled or produced by your business. Manufactured products also have a matching product found in stock control. Manufactured products are produced when the Assembly Manager builds assemblies.
Finite Capacity Scheduling (CRP)
The Finite Capacity Scheduler will automatically perform the challenging task of assigning (or changing) scheduling dates for assemblies found on the production schedule, and update these as well as update your Production Plan.The Finite Capacity Scheduler does not alter the scheduling dates of assemblies set to the stage of 'Committed' or 'In Progress' or assemblies that have had their scheduling dates locked.The assemblies found on the Master Production Schedule will be scheduled based on the constraints specified when running the Capacity Wizard. Scheduled assemblies are always assigned a Stage setting of 'Proposed'. Assemblies that are locked, or have a stage setting of 'Committed' or 'In Progress' are never rescheduled.If a schedule date cannot be found within the constraints specified, the assembly will not be scheduled. This may result in an assembly that was previously scheduled becoming unscheduled, unless that assembly has its schedule date locked.Assemblies are first sorted by order or required dates, priority, and other criteria. If an assembly has a required date and you have selected to schedule by customer requirement date, these assemblies will be scheduled first. The Finite Capacity Scheduler will attempt to fit them into the schedule at a date prior to the required date that allows sufficient time to manufacture the assembly. This could result in assemblies without required dates being scheduled before assemblies with required dates.A scheduled assembly is subject to the following constraints:•Available resource capacity such as labour time.•Any missing components or raw materials can be acquired before manufacturing begins. This time window is determined by lead time. The determination is based on worst case: which would be a component or raw material that is not available to be drawn from stock, and which has the longest lead time for acquisition.
Manufacturing Demand Forecasting
Manufacturing Demand Forecasting allows you to forecast demand for your manufactured goods using a variety of statistical methods such as:•Best Fit•Simple Historical Average•Weighted Historical Average•Simple TrendSelecting ‘Best Fit’ tells Demand Forecasting to test your historical data against available forecasting techniques. The most accurate forecasting method, based on available data, is then automatically assigned to your manufactured item.
Material Resource Planning (MRP)
Material Resource Planning (MRP) refers to the process of ensuring you have on hand the required materials such as components or raw materials, to complete your production task. Core elements of resource planning involve:•Ascertaining what materials or components you have in stock and what requires acquisition. Each stock assembly may reference one or more bills of materials or product component or raw material lists from which this information is obtained.•Analysing material lead times to inform you as to when materials you do not have will need to be ordered. (Sometimes referred to as JIT or ‘just in time’.)•Lead times are related back to the assembly schedule date, which is the planned production date.
Material Resource Planning (MRP2)
•Exponential Smoothing•Seasonality•Seasonality with Trend