Hardgood Manufacturing with VAI S2K Software

Maximize Profitability, Minimize Costs

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.

Product Quality

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 manufacturing process.

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 resolution.

Finite Scheduling

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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