Product Production Management

Production Management Business Elements:

Process Definition:

  • Bill of Materials
  • Task Templates
  • Production Routings

Production Process:

  • Job Orders
  • Production Runs
  • Produced Batches

Equipment Management:

  • Assets Equipments
  • Equipment Services
  • Equipment Service Contracts

Features Overview
  • Tracking and analyzing a production run's input, output, operators, costs, equipment, time and quality.
  • Recording individual production task execution results, including produced and qualified quantities, inspection results, and pictures and files associated to the output.
  • Recording and analyzing detailed production run and individual production task costs and profits, including material costs, operators costs, and other costs.
  • Searching production tasks by task description phrases, task components such as input material, output product, operator, or equipment.
  • Applying approval process to production tasks to ensure the quality of the production or services.
  • Creating and managing product BOMs. Supporting multiple versions.
  • Providing tools to compare two BOMs and displaying side-by-side all the differences between two BOMs.
  • Defining versioned product production routings. Support routings with sequential or parallel steps.
  • Conveniently creating job orders or produced batches from sales orders with pre-filled data obtained from the sales order line item.
  • Integrating Job Orders into the calendar and providing auto due date detection and alerting.

Functionality Highlights

Product Production Management

Production is a process of converting inputs to outputs. It can be creating physical goods or performing services.

BOM: Bill of Material

Bill of Material (BOM) describes the relationship between a finished product and its constituent parts including assemblies, parts, and raw material. LogixPath supports infinite level of hierarchical BOM structure. It also supports BOM versioning with major and minor versions. It provides a tool to compare and display any two BOMs to uncover its structure and parameter differences.

Job Order

A Job Order is an authorization for manufacturing a specific product or part in a specific quantity or performing a specific service to a customer. It can be created using two approaches:

  • Generating JobOrder from a Sales Order's line item. The creation process will automatically populate the Job Order's product to be worked on based on the product of the sales order line item.
  • Manually creating a new Job Order. User manually selects a product the job order is for.

Production Routing

A production routing defines a set of sequenced steps to produce an item or perform a service. Each step performs a specific task to accomplish a certain goal, and this step is represented by a Task Template. A simple routing contains serialized steps only, a complex routing contains any level of mixes of parallel steps and serial steps.

Each step can contain input, output, operator, indirect costs, and equipments and tools. It calculates costs based on the input material and parts, operators' costs, and indirect costs. It calculates the output value based on the output product or by-products. It also enables users to enter input and output quality checking result, and then calculate the production yields.

Production Run

A production run is an actual manufacturing or service process. Usually it is based on a predefined procedure - production routing and task templates. A production run consists of one or more sequential or parallel tasks. Each task can have multiple instances of the following subcomponents. Task components include: Input, Output, Indirect Costs, Operators, Equipment, Issues.

Applying approval process to production tasks to ensure the quality of the production or services.

Produced Batch

Each job order can generate one or more produced batches. A produced batch can be created using following approaches:

  • Generating a produced batch from a job order. The creation process will automatically populate the product produced using that on the Job Order.
  • Generating a produced batch from a production run task's output.
  • Manually creating a produced batch. User manually selects a produced product to associate it to the batch.

A produced batch defines a lot number (also called batch number) or/and one or more serial numbers. User can search a produced product's lifecycle information using a lot number or serial number. The lifecycle includes the batch produced it, the inventory location where this batch currently is at, and all Stock In and Out activities related to this particular batch number or serial number.

Sample Screen Shots

Production Routing

Produced Batch