Production Management 

With growth comes complexity...

As manufacturers increase capacity, grow their workforce, and expand into new areas of opportunity they also lose visibility into their production management processes. Data silos restrict access to strategic information while eroding trust. The proliferation of un-integrated management tools and spreadsheets creates bottlenecks. An incomplete picture of inventory and demand makes accurate forecasting next to impossible. The result is missed opportunity, decreased efficiency, and increased costs. 

Sage Production Management gives discrete make to stock manufacturers and fabricators the tools they need to achieve visibility into their entire production process. By centralizing the production process in a way that is tightly integrated with Sage 100cloud, assemblers, manufacturers, and fabricators always know their costs, the status of items, and the material quantities required to meet demand.


Benefits of Production Management  

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 1. Achieve visibility into the entire manufacturing process
 2. Increase agility by tracking costs in real time
 3. Identify and remove production bottlenecks
 4. Promote customer satisfaction through accurate status updates
 5. Optimize inventory to reduce excess inventory and eliminate stock outs
 6. Customize fields, tables, and scripts to meet the unique needs of your growing business






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  • Sage 100c Manufacturing provides tools to quickly get accurate job cost estimates by determining the costs of the job’s components, including material, labor, and sub-contracted services. You get final pricing information and Sage 100c Manufacturing also allows you to quickly determine the total costs so you can make the best possible pricing decision.

Integration with Sage 100c (formerly Sage MAS 90 or 200) Inventory Management helps you quickly tabulate material costs. Whether you use standard cost, LIFO, FIFO, average cost, lot valuation, or a combination of these valuation methods, Sage 100c Manufacturing will estimate your material cost using the current value of the materials needed. Items not kept in inventory that will need to be purchased direct to the job can also be estimated, without having to add the item to your inventory system. Labor is estimated by calculating the number of hours to be performed in a work center by your cost for that work center. Outside services are also estimated in as much detail as you wish to provide.

Key Features:

  • Reuse past quotes by copying from existing templates to speed the creation of new estimates.
  • Combine bills of material, routers, labor, and contracted services to create a detailed cost roll-up.
  • Easily select options and calculate pricing with Sage 100c Manufacturing Product Configurator.
  • Dynamically update material costs to reflect recent purchases.
  • Calculate a suggested price using the desired mark-up using margin or profit for the calculation.

Sage 100c Manufacturing integration with Sales Order lets you streamline workflow, so that all job information is available from a single source. With Sage 100c Manufacturing and Sage 100c (formerly Sage MAS 90 or 200 ERP), entering orders is simplified because the sales order and work ticket function are linked and generated in the same order entry step.

Sales Orders - Sales orders are entered using the Sales Order Module of Sage 100c. Sage 100c Manufacturing integrates this function with the creation of work tickets that are created directly from the sales order line. What does this mean? Let’s say your customer wants to order a red wagon and you need to make this wagon. If you gave your customer a quote for the wagon both the sales order and the work ticket are created by merely pulling up the quote and clicking on convert to order.

Work Tickets - Creating a work ticket to fulfill a sales order is also done for you by Sage 100c Manufacturing through its comprehensive work ticket management software features. In the example above, if the red wagon was not previously quoted, entering the line item for red wagon in the sales order can automatically create the work ticket to make the wagon by using the template associated with the red wagon Sage 100c Manufacturing job shop and tracking software will auto-generate the work tickets whenever demand and allocations for the stock item will bring inventories down to your minimum stock level.

Key Features:

  • Quickly convert from an approved detailed quote to a sales order
  • Generate work ticket order automatically
  • Check material availability before release
  • Product Configurator can easily create Sales Order and Work Ticket
  • Attach product documentation and procedures specific to the job

Job Planning is a key part of your production process including key milestones such as creating the quote, entering the sales order, verifying the accuracy of the router, the bill of materials, material availability, notifying purchasing of shortages, checking production schedules for resource availability and more. Typical manufacturing capacity planning software handles production well, but often lacks an efficient communication system between work groups and departments. With Sage 100c Manufacturing job shop tracking software and the Sage 100c (formerly Sage MAS 90 or MAS 200) Business Alerts Module, communications between your different work groups can be automated.

Sage 100c Manufacturing tracks status changes to the work tickets. When a status change is detected by the Business Alerts module, it automatically sends and e-mail to the next person in line responsible for the job. In other words, as soon as the sales order is entered, Production Control is immediately notified that they can begin checking the order before the job is released for work.

In addition, Sage 100c Manufacturing also allows you to track the impact on job costs that result from necessary Production Control changes. The estimated job costs from materials, labor and services that were entered either as a quote or a sales order can be tracked against the revisions made by production control. When work on the job begins, the actual costs are tracked separately from the original estimates and the revised estimates.

Key Features:

  • Proactively monitor the status of your jobs, delivering the tools to review, refine, and improve estimating and job planning
  • Verification of quote accuracy before production starts
  • Determine material availability
  • Notify purchasing of shortages
  • Check production schedules
  • Easily track original versus revised estimates

Sage 100c Manufacturing graphical scheduling tools help you prioritize your job schedules and allow you to meet promise dates. The Sage 100c Manufacturing scheduling board alerts you to overloaded resources that could jeopardize the schedule and also provides tools allowing you to correct the problems. These tools are used in a “what if?" mode so that before committing to the new schedule, you can verify that fixing one problem did not create a new problem elsewhere.

Key Features:

  • Graphical real-time scheduling lets you see bottlenecks and delays and take quick, decisive action
  • Easily identify what you are capable of promising
  • Graphical scheduling tools lets you view scheduled jobs as a Gantt chart or bar graph against resources
  • “What-if" and drag ‘n drop scheduling and analysis tools
  • Change resources available “on the fly"
  • Capable to promise calculation helps keep jobs on schedule so there aren’t missed delivery dates
  • Visual warnings alert you to capacity and material constraints
  • Management by exception tools
  • Integrated MRP/ERP system streamlines workload

The Sage 100c Manufacturing Time Tracker module lets your workers report on what they have completed, and the materials they have used, in real-time. Using terminals out on the shop floor, bar coding, or web-based reporting, employees can directly enter their time and materials for the jobs they are working on.

With Sage 100c Manufacturing Time Tracker you are kept up to date on the status of all of your jobs and can respond to customer inquiries about their jobs in a timely manner.

The actual cost of the employees’ time (including overtime) and the cost of the materials is immediately available for management analysis. The status of a job is available while the job is still being worked on, meaning that cost overruns are visible when you can still react and make changes. Also, exception reporting lets you know when a job is not running as scheduled. When inventory is issued to a job, it is charged immediately to the job and the on-hand quantity of that inventory is also updated. Knowing the actual available inventory quantities allows you to make better purchasing decisions and make sure that inventory will be available for the next job that requires the same material.

Since Sage 100c Manufacturing and Sage 100c are tightly integrated, your accounting department gets the benefit of running labor and inventory ledgers so that verification can be made before posting to the journals. Accounting maintains its controls and procedures while Operations still gets real time reporting on the status of their jobs.

Key Features:

  • Real-time management tools to manage your job costs effectively
  • Integrated job cost accounting and job management
  • Real-time job status and reports
  • Real-time actual versus estimated costing
  • Projected costing based on work completed
  • Real-time alerts letting you know of potential cost overruns while in production

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