One of the biggest challenges manufacturing companies are facing - especially made-to-order or assembly shops - is scheduling their production. Planning the work ahead and anticipating bottlenecks is crucial for any manufacturing business, having a proper schedule allows the organisation to ship products on time, maximise resources and consequently keeping customers happy. Production Scheduling for Sage 300 introduces a cost-effective and easy way to optimise your production workflow from the scheduling of the jobs to the picking and delivery of the goods.
Production Scheduling is a web-based application seamlessly integrated with Sage 300cloud to extend its manufacturing capabilities. The module allows you to schedule the sales orders from Sage 300 for production, creates and posts the assembly document based on the bill of materials and eventually generates the shipment document to reflect the finished product being dispatched.
Plan your production
Getting your schedule right is essential to optimising your manufacturing process. As the customer demand fluctuates throughout the year, you need a tool that is able to decouple the orders and plan the production based on batch sizes, on priorities or on the availability of your resources. Production Scheduling offers the flexibility of arranging your production and assist you in producing a steady output during the peak times taking advantage of your batch sizes and minimising your setup times.
Print serials and labels
Tracking the items through your production line is important for the customer. Many manufacturing plants fail to answer customers accurately about the status of their order and the expected completion date. Production Scheduling prints serials tags so that your finished goods are scanned at different stations - recording the exact phase of each items in the production line - in order to report with confidence when the full order will be ready and can be delivered.
Generate the assembly
Your BOMs are automatically assembled in Sage 300 or Sage 300cloud as they are scanned at the end of the production to keep a better control over your raw materials. All the information from Production Scheduling flows seamlessly into your database removing the hassle of having to manually rekey in the details into your ERP.
Arrange your delivery runs
Production Scheduling supports multiple delivery runs and improves the dispatching process which occurs after production. This allows you to optimise the space and weight load of the trucks and at the same time prevents sending out empty trucks on their runs.
Dispatch and create shipment
Your shipment documents are automatically created in Sage 300 based on the quantities loaded onto the trucks for delivery with the according delivery docket and delivery manifests printed. Production Schedule ensures an accurate stock management with your raw materials consumed during the production assembly and the finished products shipped out during the dispatch of the goods.
If planning your production line is a challenge for your organisation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free demonstration and see how Production Scheduling can assist your business.