Distribution Management in a Warehouse for Hardgoods

Manufacturing Management

Durable Goods

In today's dynamic manufacturing landscape, relentless pressure from competition, unexpected disruptions, and ever-evolving consumer demands makes cost control paramount for long-term success. VAI's Manufacturing Suite empowers manufacturers to streamline operations, optimize production processes, and gain real-time visibility into costs.

Key Features:

Work Order Management

  • Manufacturing Work Orders simplifies work order creation for various production scenarios, including make-to-stock, make-to-order, and planned orders
  • Bill of Materials (BOM) management for handling of complex product structures with ease. Support for multiple BOMs for a single finished item, accommodating engineering revisions and custom configurations.
  • Create routing steps for a clear direction to making finished goods
  • Complete integration with inventory management to ensure you have the necessary materials to fulfill work orders. Identify potential shortages and substitute readily available components if needed.
  • Production cost tracking for valuable insights into manufacturing costs with real-time production cost calculation and general ledger posting
  • Calculate material, labor, and overhead variances for a clear picture of production efficiency
  • Comprehensive suite of reports for in-depth analysis of production performance, including standard vs. actual cost comparisons, material variances, scrap reporting, and labor efficiencies

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

  • Embedded MRP to streamline material purchasing and scheduling
  • Analysis of sales orders, production orders, purchase orders, current inventory levels, and sales forecasts to generate precise material requirements
  • Insights into future material needs on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis
  • Complete supply chain visibility with drill down to critical purchase order due dates, manufacturing order due dates, and specific customer orders associated with inventory commitments
  • Generate suggestions for manufacturing work orders and purchase orders, which can then be adjusted and automatically converted into actionable plans

Shop Floor Control

  • Record material and labor usage on the shop floor using tablets, mobile devices, or handheld scanners
  • Real-time monitoring to track production progress, material usage, and available machine capacity in real-time, facilitating informed decision-making

Product Quality

  • Manage testing procedures and maintain quality control throughout the manufacturing process
  • Establish an unlimited number of custom tests or grouped tests to maintain maximum product quality
  • Assign tests to specific items or specific routing steps and track results for received goods and finished products
  • Route production back to a previous operation or flag scrap items based on quality control failures