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Exact for Manufacturing Ease of Use: Costing of the indented bill of materials

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online

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On the bill-of-materials version we find a breakdown of the manufacturing cost into material, inside routing and outside routing (subcontracted work). However, when the material includes subassemblies, routing costs to manufacture those subassemblies have been absorbed into the item cost. An upcoming enhancement to the intended bill of materials overview provides insight into the real breakdown of manufacturing cost for items with a multi-level bill of materials.

Exact for Manufacturing Innovation: Material Requirements Planning for Shop Orders

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online

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In Exact for Manufacturing we find a robust planning for material requirements of shop orders. When materials have a long lead time we would like to make our purchases in advance of shop order generation, for example on the basis of sales forecasts. With Material Requirements Planning (MRP) we can purchase for planned orders, and we can generate shop orders from a sales forecast for products with a single-level bill-of-materials.

Enhancing the performance of Exact for Manufacturing part 2

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online

 

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Manufacturers often work in big datasets: many products ordered that are built with many shop orders requiring many materials to be purchased. When we generate shop orders for a few hundred products, or purchase a few thousand line items into hundred purchase orders we do have to wait a long time (preventing us from working on other screens), and we even may experience a gateway timeout. We have identified processes that are slow, and we are solving the issues by introducing background processes.

Exact for Manufacturing Ease of Use: Introducing the shop order material issue slip

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online

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There are several layouts that list shop order materials, such as the shop paper, the manufacturing picking list and the manufacturing cluster picking list. None of these are suited to direct the warehouse staff to pick specific serial- or batch numbers. We are now introducing the shop order material issue slip to help you precisely with that objective: pick the right batch.

Exact for Manufacturing Ease of Use: Manufacturing (Cluster) Picking List

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online

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We can collect shop order materials in the warehouse using Smart Shop Floor Material Management. But we also support the good old printing of a picking list, a concept that we are already familiar with in the sales order delivery process. We have recently released the manufacturing picking list and the manufacturing cluster picking list.

Exact for Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Ease of Use: Introducing the Stock controlled icon

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online

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Exact facilitates different processes for different replenishment methods. Some items we want to manage by policy (“purchase or make when under reorder point”), and other items are only bought or made when a specific demand is triggering the transaction. We are introducing a new icon on the item card to show that an item is stock controlled (managed by policy).

Exact for Manufacturing Ease of Use: Showing floor stock materials in Smart Shop Floor

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online

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The whole point of tracking actual consumption of materials on the shop floor is inventory accuracy and better product costing. There is a category of materials that do not require inventory tracking, and that category includes floor stock (those materials that are stocked on the floor), and components manufactured by suborders reside on the floor too. For that reason, Smart Shop Floor logistics excluded floor stock on the issue screen. We have now added an option to show those items too.

Introducing barcodes on all layouts of Exact Online

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online

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Barcodes are machine-readable representations of data. They are nowadays stuck to virtually every product and with the help of an appropriate device they disclose a price, eligibility for warranty, shipping destination or flight number. Until recent, Exact Online would support only for a few fields on a few layouts to print a barcode. We have now developed the ability to print barcodes for any field on any layout.

Enhancing the performance of Exact for Manufacturing

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online

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Manufacturers often work in big datasets: many products ordered that are built with many shop orders requiring many materials to be purchased. When we generate shop orders for a few hundred products, or purchase a few thousand line items into hundred purchase orders we do have to wait a long time (preventing us from working on other screens), and we even may experience a gateway timeout. We have identified processes that are slow, and we are solving the issues by introducing background processes.