The person doing work preparation for the shop floor did have limited tools at hand to instruct the warehouse. The shop paper can be used for this purpose, but well known flaws are that all materials used are listed indiscriminately (order and stock controlled, subassemblies, backflushed), lines are not ordered by pick location, combined picking for multiple shop orders is not an option, and support for serial- and batch numbers is not provided. We are about to add three new layouts to reduce efforts for work preparation.
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On the quotation screen and in the bill of material version in Exact for Manufacturing we mention the ‘lead time’. We have created this quantity to express how long it takes to manufacture a part or a batch of parts. Now we start working to develop a Premium edition, we will have to become more precise in our definitions of lead time. We will rename our current lead time into ‘production lead time’, create a new quantity called ‘order lead time’, and introduce these in all editions of Exact for Manufacturing.
Last year we have added some new fields to the shop paper layout. In this installment we add more fields based on customer feedback.
Once we have issued all materials, received the product, tracked all time to the job and created the invoices for job-specific purchases, we are ready to complete the shop order. The completion locks the job for new transactions, and creates a financial entry. Sometimes the completion ‘happened’ in the next period, or it turned out that a transaction was forgotten. Two enhancements make it easier to complete the shop order.