Hardgood Manufacturing with VAI S2K Software
Manufacturers face some of the most
demanding supply chain challenges. They
must manage relationships with globally
dispersed suppliers; operate internal
production facilities, each with its own
set of capabilities and limitations; and
deal with long production cycle times
coupled with demands to respond to
market conditions in real-time. VAI S2K
Manufacturing Software provides a suite
of manufacturing applications to help you
minimize costs, maximize profitability, and
open new markets.
Manufacturing Work Orders
VAI S2K Manufacturing Software provides a powerful easy to use work order
processing application to address all aspects of the creation of a manufacturing
order. It supports multiple bill of material (BOM) for one finished item. In addition to
multiple engineering and production revisions, users can configure the BOM using
unlimited features and options directly from order processing. Work order processing
allows companies to generate orders to stock, made to order (MTO), or planned orders
all from one screen. Order status screens allow inquiry into orders with shortages,
material commitments, and show the effect on scheduling, and many other functions.
VAI S2K Manufacturing Software also includes a production costing application that
closes the loop of manufacturing and accounting. It posts production costs to the
General Ledger for inclusion in financial statements. Manufacturing variances are
calculated for material, labor, and overhead. Extensive management reporting includes
standard vs. actual analysis, material variances, scrap reporting, labor efficiencies, and
more. The result is a top-level overview of production efficiency.
Material Requirements Planning
Managing sufficient material levels is one of the most critical and time-consuming
aspects of manufacturing. S2K Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Software
reduces purchasing and scheduling problems and speeds up the work process. This
powerful yet easy to use application helps purchasing and production managers
analyze current and future material and distribution requirements while enabling
more effective planning.
MRP Software is tightly integrated with the Customer Orders, Inventory, Sales Analysis (Forecasting), Purchasing, and Manufacturing modules of S2K Enterprise and is
sensitive to company and plant specific criteria. It analyzes the existing stock status of
all raw materials and finished goods helping the user determine precisely when and
how much material should be purchased or manufactured based on a time-phased
analysis of sales orders, production orders, purchase orders, current inventory levels,
and forecasts. Demand analysis can be viewed daily, weekly, or monthly.
Shop Floor Control
VAI S2K Manufacturing Software features a Shop Floor Control system to record both
material and labor usage on the shop floor.
The system's data collection device options support both hand held scanners as well
as RF devices. Seamless integration of components allows you to monitor and carry
out business in real-time. This functionality will immediately update a manufacturing
order's requirements planning in order to determine available capacity at a given
department / work center / machine.
S2K Product Quality Software easily integrates with our Inventory, Purchasing, and
Shop Floor Control manufacturing software solutions. Product Quality Software allows
you to track user defined tests, results, and the disposition of an item throughout the
Within manufacturing, quality tests can be required upon
completion or following specific production steps.
In addition to the historical storage of this data, the S2K
Product Quality Software can produce a certificate (C of A)
indicating all tests performed including individual test results.
With the S2K Product Quality Module you'll gain valuable data
you can use to track and improve quality control at all points of
the manufacturing process.
Capacity Requirements Planning
VAI S2K Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) Software helps
to determine your company's ability to meet manufacturing
demand. Users can view soft, firm, planned, and suggested
demand, providing the data for a detailed analysis of actual,
projected, and suggested capacity requirements.
Capacity Requirements Planning provides the summary
information you need to spot situations where capacity is
short or long, enabling you to shift production and manage
resources efficiently. Multiple views allow you to analyze
machine, work center, and department capacities. Extensive
capabilities exist to drill down into detailed scheduling data
including orders making up the demand, as well as analysis
of bottlenecks. Alternate routings allow automatic calculation
of "available to promise" (ATP) dates for easy bottleneck
The S2K Finite Scheduling program creates a finite capacity
schedule based on the planned capacity reflected in the
shop calendar for each department / work center / machine.
By establishing rules for each production facility, the Finite
Scheduler will generate a schedule of orders in the desired
sequence using a finite forward method. The rules may include
virtually any field in the system (due date, priority, user defined
fields, etc.), and may be sequenced by the users, allowing them
to consider efficiencies in sequencing operations to minimize
setup time and maximize resource capacity.
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