If you are a manufacturer, then you should be familiar with the processes about products, customers and suppliers. This three resources are the main source of your manufacturing process. To start with product; when you have a product to produce, then you should have operations. Prodrun lets you to track all your operations in real-time from raw material to the final product.
You can organise bill of materials, your detailed product information, operation set-up and process time and semi-finished product.
Tracking customer orders with manufacturing based ERP software can help improve your customer service efforts. When you have a customer to sell your products, then you should get orders from your customer. Prodrun lets you to track all your customer orders in a smart way. Also you can organise customer invoices with its receipts and cash flow. In a traceability system, customer order is top priority step.
Purchase item that required for the production should be raw material, tooling, mold, supplies, packaging material, services, etc. All of them are related to your spesific operations. To integrate a purchase order into traceability system, you should define your purchase items and suppliers. Raw material receiving process has to be an order date, status, quantity, price, currency type, delivery date, related work order and customer order no.
You have to open a work order for product or parts to be produced. The quantity and deadline belongs to your customer order or your inside inventory requirements. The work order opens with the product's predefined operations. You can also set the production planning for any workstation after you open the work order. For outgoing operations, you can add outsource work orders from Outsource Manufacturing. Wherever you are, you can see the current status of your operations and workstations; in set-up, on downtime, in process or completed.
Prodrun's inventory management system is very easy for tracking inventory levels like purchase items, semi-finished goods and final products. You can define required items for every semi-finished goods/operations on bill of materials and the inventory system performs all inventory movements in background automatically. Receiving raw material, producing the part and shipping the product will affect your inventory counting instant and automatically.
If you want to see shipping performance of your business, then you should track shipping records after the production ends. Every shipping record should belong to a product or part of a customer, quantity and its spesific dates. Also it must be related to a work order for the traceability. The quantity that ships to customer triggers your product's inventory status. System controls your customer's due date and deadline to improve your shipping performance. You can track all your customer shipments in real-time.
Every step you take in factory costs something and you have to see if it's loss or not. Total amount of your purchasing and total time of your manufacturing simply gives the information about your production costs. You can easily calculate hourly cost of your factory with the data collected from work orders. You can also see the profit and loss for every single product. If you want to reduce the operational costs, then you should know how much money and time you spend.
After you collect your data from processes, in the end, you will be ready to see reports that are very important for your business data analysis. For example; completed operations, customer and supplier total balance, downtime records, operations in queue, shipping performance, total working times from workstations, unreceived purchase order items, unshipped customer order items, etc. Some simple reports can be seen on dashboard like total working hours, customer orders that should be delivered soon, currently active workstations, etc.
The operator can start the operation from their tablet/interface and you can see the current status of the workstation, operator or work order wherever you are. For example, when operator touches the downtime button, you can see the status of the workstation as on downtime. The operator can also detail the downtime with the information of its type, time, description on related product or workstation. It is very simple to use. On the dashboard, you can see every workstation with the information of its own work order, operator, customer, operation no and the operator names. Operators can use the interface from the tablet, laptop or phone.
Why Prodrun is the right choice?
Manufacturers are familiar with the processes about products, customers and suppliers. Prodrun is the most intelligent choice to manage this three resources.
The fastest product/operation adding
If you have a product and it has some operations from start to finish, you need to define its processes in a fastest way.
The most effective customer/supplier management
You have to manage your customer orders, purchase orders, receiving goods, shipping, invoices, payments and receipts in a most effective way.
The easiest way to monitor production
Wherever you are, you need to see current status of your workstations in real-time, even if you're outside the factory. The operator must spend the least time on data input.
The most automated inventory system
You have to make your raw material/semi-finished good/final product counts less painful. Movements have to be automatic.
The most efficient reports and cost analysis
Seeing profit and loss is your most valuable asset. Best way to evaluate your business is reporting your data.
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