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Manufacturing (Bill-of-materials & production)

ABM's manufacturing modules are utilised by a wide range of manufacturers. The modules offer extensive functionality and is a solution that can expand with your growing requirements.

Some of the key functions are explored below...


Bill of materials (BOM)

The system makes the task of maintaining detailed bills of components, including sub-assemblies, labour and overheads, for a product easy. BOMs can be created, imported, maintained and multiple user-definable versions are able to be produced. 

BOM features include:

  • Unlimited alternative production possibilities

  • Detailed information per component

  • Recorded component wastage

  • "After-the-fact" recording of production

  • Cost comparison and shortage reporting

  • Multi-location inventory and serial/batch number tracking

  • Production previews

  • Integrated scheduler for workflow management

  • Customisable BOMs at production time


    Extended production

    Extends the production facilities in the standard BOM module to allow management of work in progress. Detailed costs can be entered against a production run as required and production costs posted against work in progress accounts, until they are placed in stock.

    Production quotation

    Users can customise BOM details in response to particular client requirements and provide a quotation to a client based on the anticipated costs of the customised bill of manufacturing. Accepted quotes can be converted to planned production runs and a sales order is raised automatically.

    Demand analysis

    Open sales orders, production runs, stock shortages and minimum stock levels can all produce demand. Analyse product requirements by examining quotations, orders, deliveries, invoices and other production runs to produce recommendations for required work orders.

    Job entry and bulk issues

    The job entry feature provides a intuitive interface for users who need to enter transactions against multiple production runs. The bulk issues feature automates the issuing of components to production runs on a bulk basis, recommending components by requirements. 

    Supply analysis, forecasting and materials planning

    Simplify and speed up the processes by analysing component demand and taking into account lead times for an inventory item. Manage your inventory levels based on current and planned production runs, forecast models, etc. The module then interacts with the purchasing process in the accounting system to the extent that deliveries may be automatically issued to production runs. 

    Capacity planning

    Through a visual presentation of production schedules and capacity loads, efficient management of production runs can be achieved. Setup availabilities and output potential for work centres, then link production stages to work centres depending on the stage duration and time available.