Routing (work centers and labor), BOM, direct purchases, subcontract services, phantom items, drawings, tools, special instructions, setup times, runtimes, overhead - all important items to take into consideration when defining how you manufacture your finished goods. The plan allows you to combine all elements that are required in the manufacturing process and our team is experienced in developing the plans with you. Together we’ll examine how to best setup the plan, when to use raw materials vs. direct purchases, whether phantom items make sense in your environment, how to structure your plan for subcontract work, whether yields are a factor at the finished good or sub assembly level, whether you want to capture prototyping costs and how to setup the plan to support it, determine if back flushing is appropriate for your environment or if real time inventory required. Getting the correct plan in place is fundamental to a successful implementation and timely, cost effective production that enables you to meet your customer deadlines. With our experience we can help you get it right.
You need to move beyond just collecting time and material data and be able to improve your production performance. Our team can work with you to streamline your operations using various management tools within INDUSTRIOS. You’ll learn how to identify jobs in jeopardy of being late long before they are, which jobs to release to the shop floor based on material availability, how to easily identify and address capacity planning issues. Delivery on time and on budget is possible with the proper production management tools and processes in place.
Considering when and how to collect data for time and material is important to ensure costs are accurately reported. In some cases capturing data as it happens may make the most sense so implementing hand held computers may be to the route to go. In other scenarios, back flushing materials and/or time may be appropriate, and at other times having the received items applied directly to the job may be desirable. Understanding your environment, the personnel, physical considerations and timeliness of data collection are all aspects to be considered when defining your plans and how data will be collected once jobs are in production. Our team can work with you through this process to get you the results you want using practical techniques that fit your business.
Whether your environment is make-to-stock, make-to-order or any other manufacturing environment, you’ll want to analyze your production data and look for opportunities for improvement or understand where production went off the rails. With the tools provided in INDUSTRIOS, our team can guide you through the best method for analyzing your data depending on your needs. With our manufacturing cost analysis, we can help you establish various analyses to review your job data, show you how to set new values and update the system at a single mouse click. Keeping up-to-date, relevant plans is easy with INDUSTRIOS and our team can show you just how easy it is.