Advanced's Works Order Processing module is designed with flexibility in mind; using modern design principles and leading edge technologies. Underpinning all of the ABS modules is the flexible workflow module, offering unique business process control in areas such as 'Order Cycle'.
This state of the art feature permits the installation to be tailored, without software modification. Our Works Order Processing module is configurable by client's to match their wide range of business processes.
Works Order Processing involves the capture and processing of component parts from the order placement to the finished stages. The composition of a Works Orders can be totally manual, or be managed as part of a collection of Orders governed by a Bill of Materials. The BOM can be multi-levelled with thousands of manufactured, and purchased components, whilst the BOM itself can held as different versions to reflect developing products or the transition from prototype to finished product.
The Works Order Processing module covers all aspects of the Works Order lifecycle allowing great flexibility for a variety of business processes. Works Ordering covers the capture and processing of component parts from order placement to finished assembly or disassembly through a number of configurable stages. The ability to employ varied processes for different needs is handled by the our workflow methodology.
Works Orders can be generated to enable the kitting and assembly of components through single instructions or as part of a multi-levelled set based on a Bill of Materials.
Raw materials or complex products can be disassembled to generate other products. E.g. a sheet of ply maybe cut to make a quantity of a smaller product or a combination of products based on a number of different Bills of Material. This process can be used in combination with Assembly Works Orders and Shortfall Processing.
Works orders are uniquely identified by an order class and a number. Works Order generated against a bill of materials item have details defaulted and fields pre-populated.
Sales Orders for complex items being delivered over a period of time can be scheduled in terms of the Work Done and Purchasing. The Schedule is directed from the Sales Order Delivery Dates and uses Lead times to determine when Works Orders and Purchase are to be completed. The process is driven by a multi-levelled Bill of Materials and allows for manual intervention where necessary.
Work in Progress works hand-in-hand with Works Ordering to provide a planning capability based on the Processes and Sub-processes required for manufacturing from Start to Finish.
Works orders are uniquely identified by an Order Class/Order Number. There are several methods of capturing order details, including:-
Order Progression - Progressing captured order details through to completion. Stages may include:-
Shortfall Processing - the ability to allocate against existing Purchase/Works Orders or to request new Purchase/Works Orders to fulfil works order demand.
Stock Allocation - the ability to reserve stock against a works order. An allocation results in an Allocation/Picking Note number and an optional Allocation Print/Picking Note. Instructions for picking can be generated and combined with Work Instructions for the tasks to be performed.
Confirm Pick - the ability to confirm the quantity of stock picked for assembly against an allocation/pick note number for full or part assemblies.
Build - the final reconciliation of parts and labour consumed in the assembly of the finished product. If the works order is linked to a sales order via a back-to-back order and if the sales order has the allocation release stage enabled then the operator has the choice to hold built stock until required. Should final products require a serial number then this can be generated to a pre-defined formula.
Works Orders can be generated for the assembly or kitting of products based on a number of sub-components or to yield other products as part of a disassembly or cutting process. E.g. the cutting of sheets of wood into defined shapes.
In generating Works Orders the impact of the Work to be done can be calculated and combined with other Jobs based around the Tasks, the capacity of Work Centres and the Resources available. This can be influenced using a number of different calendars to accommodate different working practices, shift work and working weeks. Graphical and report representations are available to support the view of the Work-in-Progress.