Manufacturing details

August 23, 2015 in Inventory Control,Manufacturing,System Manager

Purpose

This routine is used to establish defaults for the manufacturing system relating to reporting and the establishment of products within the manufacturing and jobbing areas of the system.

Data Input

Step 1 – Manufacturing Details

Material Variance %

Enter a percentage to two decimal places that is used as a trigger to generate End of Day reporting on material variances in excess of the percentage figure. Thus all completed work orders which have a material variance greater than the percentage here will be reported on during End of Day as an exception report.

Costing Method Code

Select the costing method, there are 2 options available, Replacement Cost (default) and Standard Cost (used in manufacturing only).

Site Description

The term “Site” is configurable and you can set it here to whatever suits your manufacturing process. e.g. “Plant” or “Factory”. Enter a short and long description for “Site”. See related topic: Sites for more details on manufacturing sites. Wherever a manufacturing site is entered or reported on in Online Advantage, the term entered here will be used to describe the data.

Load Centre Description

The term “Load Centre” is configurable and you can set it here to whatever suits your manufacturing process. e.g. “Work Centre” or “Machine XYZ”. Enter a short and long description for Load Centre. See related topic: Load Centres for more details on manufacturing load centres. Wherever a manufacturing load centre is entered or reported on in Online Advantage, the term entered here will be used to describe the data.

Version Description

The term “Version” is configurable and you can set it here to whatever suits your manufacturing process. e.g. “Season”. Enter a short and long description for Version. See related topic: Versions for more details on manufacturing versions. Wherever a manufacturing version is entered or reported on in Online Advantage, the term entered here will be used to describe the data.

Specification Description

The term “Specification” is configurable and you can set it here to whatever suits your manufacturing process. e.g. “Recipe” or “Formula”. Enter the short and long description for Specification. See related topic: Specifications for more details on manufacturing specifications. Wherever a manufacturing specification is entered or reported on in Online Advantage, the term entered here will be used to describe the data.
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Step 2 – Jobbing Details

These options relate to the manufacturing jobbing system where a Specification/Bill of Material details can be created for a finished goods for a customer and a total cost and sell price established which then allows the sales order entry system to create a job product for sale at some future time. As the sales order entry routine will create a product on the Product Master file on the fly for these jobs, a series of defaults are required to enable the creation of the product automatically on the system.

Product Group

Enter the default Product Group to be used when the system creates a job product automatically from the details of the Jobbing Spec.

Jobbing Tax Code

Select the default tax code to be used when the system creates a product from a Jobbing Spec.

Jobbing Transfer To Product

Select the product code to be used as a Jobbing transfer to product when created by the system.
As all job products created are temporary product codes that are flushed off the system automatically, the code to be used to flush the product must be entered here as a default for the Product Master creation. This ensures that the Inventory Master file does not get cluttered with all the customer specific jobs that are performed but still allows the recall of job details based on the Specification/Bill of Materials and work order system should that job be repeated. Thus at this prompt enter the “Transfer to” product for completed jobs that will be used by the product flushing routine in the End of Day utility.

Jobbing Number Days Retain

Enter the number of whole days for which jobs on the manufacturing Specification/Bill of Materials file should be maintained.
The number of days entered should equate to a period within which having the job details on file will be helpful in re-quoting the same job or re-costing and re-quoting any other related customer specific job.

Jobbing Document Extra Description

Each job on the manufacturing system has a detailed description of what the actual/finished product is. This description can be used as the extra description on the Product Master file to enable you to include those details on any of the documents that print the extra description. Select the documents you require the extra description to be printed on as per the Product Master file maintenance codes for printing of extra description details.
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