Exact Product Blog: Exact Online
Sometimes it is necessary to add a more extensive text with remarks to the supplier on the purchase order. Often this text is not only dependent on the item but also on the supplier. We have created the possibility to copy the purchase remarks field to the purchase order.
End of 2017 we introduced the possibility to add user defined fields to the items. We made these fields available in the layouts for logistics processes (purchase order, quotation, sales order, delivery note and invoice), both in Exact for Wholesale Distribution and Exact for Manufacturing. From today, these extra fields are also available for the shop paper.
With the built-in project functionality of Exact for Manufacturing we can define projects and link quotations, sales orders, purchase orders, shop orders and invoices to a project. This is a great benefit to manufacturers supplying a mix of services and products to a common objective. We have extended our project functionality to layouts so that we can communicate about the project to supply chain partners.
Reporting the quantities produced in a certain period is a need in many companies. The Status overview | Shop orders does show a quantity produced, but this is a quantity throughout all time. A new filter option in this screen allows to show only the quantity produced in a user-selected period, and furthermore we can select lines with a produced quantity only.
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Producing efficiently often means filling the vessel with a fixed quantity, or manufacturing a series of a fixed quantity. This way we are making optimal use of our manufacturing resources so that our unit price remains low. We have adjusted the screen demand planning with an option to generate shop orders based on this optimal batch quantity.
Once a shop order is linked to a sales order we will show the customer name on the shop order screen, on the shop paper, and in some overviews. An important report where the customer name was absent is the shop order overview. We have now added the customer name to this report.
In 2016 we released functionality to transfer inventory from our main warehouse to the warehouse of the subcontractor or to the distribution center. This transfer advice was designed to transfer the quantity of the planned shortage on that warehouse, i.e. not one pallet extra. The modern supply chain increasingly involves partners that work with consignments of our inventory. A recent enhancement supports transfer advice to inventory holding subcontractors.
It is possible in the quotation calculation to copy an existing bill of materials to a new quotation line. This comes handy when we want to quote on a modification of a standard product, or if we use a BOM as a quotation line template. We have now made it possible to copy an existing shop order and an existing quotation line. The latter is useful if we want to calculate with a different material price for a larger price break.