Advanced Manufacturing for SAP Business One

SAP Business One, supplemented with the Advanced Manufacturing module, provides an integrated solution that is specifically tailored to small and midsize manufacturing businesses. It provides fast and easy access to all business information, as well as the additional documents and reports required for decision making in all divisions of your company.

Advanced Manufacturing

Mid-sized manufacturing businesses require high productivity and profitability. Reliable planning, efficient order processing and all-embracing transparency are so important in understanding the products, orders and customers which are making the best contribution.

 

The Advanced Manufacturing module enables a mid-size manufacturing business to improve effectiveness by:

  • Creating customer quotations that are backed by a detailed costing calculation
  • Creating production orders directly from the customer order; early material availability check and material ordering and early scheduling of external parts
  • Assured and fast reaction to exceptions through shop floor data collection.
  • Detailed job costing analysis during and after production, actual costs compared to the planned costs from the quotation

Advanced manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Functionalities

Advanced Manufacturing adds the following functionalities to SAP Business One:

Item Master Records
  • Multiple units of measure and conversion factors
  • Item structure including bills of materials and Routings/Operations
  • Make to order and make to stock planning options
  • Product configuration
  • Business partner and process related quality plans
Operations and Routings
  • Record, manage and copy/assign operations to routings
  • Parallel / alternative work centres and tools
  • Set up, labour and machine time calculation
  • Quality plan assignment
  • Scrap factors
Work Centres
  • Manage work centres (single work centre, groups, machines, employees)
  • Manage work centre related capacity models
  • Management of cost rates for both fixed and variable costs and full and marginal cost
Tool Management
  • Manage tools or similar resources
  • Useful life / operation time calculations
  • Acquisition costs, operating costs,
  • Modification costs, maintenance costs
Materials Planning and Scheduling
  • Information on inventory, scheduled Goods Receipt/Goods Issue, referencing production or customer orders or purchase orders
  • Including / excluding forecast
  • Different strategies considering standard bills of material / routings or customer specific bills of material and routings
  • Determination of  material requirements gross/net with generation of the order proposal lists for production and purchasing
  • Immediate execution, creation, scheduling and dispatch of production orders
  • Immediate execution and creation of purchase orders
  • Rough cut backward order scheduling
APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling)
  • Graphical planning board
  • Gantt diagram of work order / project
  • Drag and drop
  • Customizable views
  • Order oriented planning and scheduling
  • Forward scheduling
  • Catch up, rescheduling, compress / expand, determining delivery date
  • Resource oriented planning and optimization
  • Reallocation, shift, sort of operations
  • Change to alternative resources
  • Simulation (what if) and update mode
Warehouse / Bin Location Management
  • User-defined warehouses / bin locations
  • Different to and from-bin strategies
  • Supports extended batch and serial number processing
Production Orders
  • Create sales order-specific bills of material and routings
  • Automatically created using order proposal lists
    • Via demand of a customer’s order
    • From be.as product configurator
    • Single-tier or multi-tier
    • With/without standard bills of material and standard routings
  • Different order types
    • Customers order
    • Warehouse order
    • Repair order
    • Sample order
    • Overhead order
  • References to customer order and customer order line
  • Production order dashboard including:
    • Selectable levels of detail
    • Multi-level bills of materials
    • Associated routings
    • Reports for planned vs. actual data comparison
    • Costing values with planned vs. actual value comparison
  • Print production documents
    • Routing cards, scheduling cards, pay slips
    • Barcode for automatic feedback
    • Customised design of documents
Outsourcing
  • Generation of purchase orders
  • Management of parts provided, including delivery notes
  • Special handling for goods receipt for purchase orders
  • Management and recognition of external work centres and routings
Product Configurator
  • Menu controlled management of product characteristics and variations
  • Configuration structure of master data contents user-definable
    • Parameters
    • Variables
    • Formulas, strings, logic
    • Pictures / drawings for visual assistance
  • Assignment of the configuration structure to
    • Items
    • Bills of material
    • Routings
  • An easy to use interface with guidance for the user created automatically
  • Applications include:
    • Sales quotation /sales order to calculate price and generate description of products
    • Generate precalculation for bottom-up calculation and sales margin
    • Record a customer order line for transfer to production
    • Generate production orders
    • Create new master data (bills of material, routings)
Quality Control
  • Manage quality control plans
  • Quality control by orders for
    • Goods receipt for purchase orders
    • Stock transactions
    • Production order or operation
    • Expiration date reached
  • Integration of batch and serial number management
    • Per batch, quantity or part / sample
    • Release / block batches and serial number parts
    • Certificates
  • Order history
Time Attendance and Access Control
  • Human resource management
  • Any number of shift models:
    • Shift rules and scheduling
    • Rotation of weeks
    • Automatic / semi-automatic shift selection
    • Manually select shift depending on the settings
  • Unlimited number of user-defined attendance types
  • Manage vacation, attendance, and shifts
  • Create barcoded employee cards
  • Statistics about productivity / overhead of groups or individuals
Production Data Collection and Production Control
  • Time types can be allocated to
    • Productive time
    • Downtime
    • Overhead costs
    • Set up / Runtime
    • Pay type (e.g. regular or overtime)
    • Cost centre, work centre (machine)
  • Mandatory entries with rules / definitions
  • Report labour time and materials used
  • Record orders and operations using barcode
  • Terminal control in production, display order queue by machine/ machine group
  • Machine data collection terminals automatically transmit:
    • Start and end time or duration, status of operation
    • Set up / runtime / cycle time / downtime / breakdowns
    • Produced quantities of first pass quality / scrap
Product Cost Analysis / Work in Progress
  • Based on order bills of material and routings
  • Designed as concurrent and post calculation
  • Planned/actual value comparison from post calculation to pre-calculation

Production

This video demonstrates production for SAP Business One.