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Sage 100 ERP Function: Manufacturing Management

By February 13, 2013Blog

In the previous Sage 100 ERP (f/k/a Sage MAS 90/200) blog post, we detailed the Human Resource Management and Payroll functions.  These capabilities allow you to take control of employee management in order to pay them on time and accurately. This post will move onto Manufacturing Management for Sage 100 ERP.  This system gives you the ability to plan the manufacturing process more effectively and cut down on costly delays due to materials purchasing.  The following blog will discuss the Work Orders, Material Requirements Planning and Bill of Materials modules that comprise the manufacturing management solution for Sage 100 ERP.

Work Orders

Sage 100 Work Order Entry

The Work Order module for Sage 100 ERP is the cornerstone of the system’s Manufacturing Solution. It allows you to issue work orders, develop schedules, and track costs associated with the manufacturing process. Work Order provides you with complete control of the manufacturing process and the ability to see up-to-the-minute, work-in-process information. This module is particularly well-suited for companies engaged in assemble-to-order, engineer-to-order, or make-to-order processing.

When Work Order is used in conjunction with Bill of Materials, the material required to produce a product can be automatically merged from the appropriate bill. All of the required paperwork to move the job through the shop can then be generated from each work order, including travelers, picking sheets, dispatch sheets, and operation tickets.

Using this module’s informative reports, you can evaluate missing costs, examine any variance from standards, check material shortages, analyze work center capacity, and confirm tool requirements. Additional reporting capabilities inform you of the status of open work orders, work in process, and work order history, and allow you to print inventory labels.

By combining the Work Order module with other modules from the award-winning Sage 100 ERP product lines, you can assemble the solution that best meets your individual business needs.

Materials Requirement Planning

 Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)

One of the most critical and time-consuming aspects of manufacturing and  inventory management is managing the task of maintaining sufficient amounts of materials on hand at all times. How many times has production or shipping been delayed because a necessary item was not in stock or you could not get it in time?

The Material Requirements Planning (MRP) module for Sage 100 ERP can help you eliminate purchasing and scheduling problems. It is designed to simplify and speed up the work processes of purchasing, inventory, and production managers, enabling them to plan more effectively.

MRP helps you quickly take into account and evaluate your demand, based on your open sales orders and sales projections. As well as supply, based on inventory stock levels and open purchase orders. Your build times, lead times, and supply and demand functions are all combined to estimate the need for each inventory item. With the MRP module, you can produce reports based on action-by date to advise the purchasing manager which orders need to be placed, which need to be revised, and which need to be canceled. The MRP module allows for entry of monthly and weekly sales projections by warehouse for each manufactured item and monthly and weekly sales projections by customer. These estimates, combined with sales order information, can suggest when to purchase raw materials and more.

Eliminate costly production delays and simplify your scheduling. Complete your Sage 100 ERP manufacturing or distribution solution and take control of your material purchasing and production planning with the MRP module.

Bill of Materials

Sage 100 ERP - Bill of Materials

The Bill of Materials module for Sage 100 ERP systems allows you to easily create and maintain a detailed bill of the components and miscellaneous charges that make up your finished items and subassembly components. You can produce accurate and informative reports detailing bill structures, component requirements, and production history.

The Bill of Materials module is designed to accommodate the after-the-fact recording of production. As the production of each finished product is recorded, the component items used are automatically relieved from inventory, and the finished products are automatically received into inventory. Disassembly of finished items can also be recorded. During Disassembly Entry and Production Entry, components may be added, deleted, or modified.

Products sold in a variety of configurations are accommodated by a unique Bill Options feature. Using this feature, components to be added to or subtracted from the base bill may be specified for each option. When the Sales Order module is integrated, you can select Bill Options during Sales Order Entry and Invoice Data Entry.

Engineering Change Control and unlimited revision capabilities are key features of the Bill of Materials module. The Engineering Change Control feature facilitates the recording of bill structure changes, which improves product quality and production efficiency. A detailed record of engineering changes and bill revisions may be retained indefinitely, providing a complete history of the evolution of your products.

Contact Our Sage 100 ERP Team

Are you interested in learning more about the features in Sage 100 ERP 2013? Contact SWK’s Sage 100 ERP professionals to learn how these enhancements can benefit you. For additional information please contact us at 877-979-5462, or click here to contact us.

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