Intuitive ERP work orders are the key to automating your production and eliminating inefficiencies caused by the tedious re-typing of information at each level of production. There are two ways to enter standard work orders into the Intuitive ERP system: all planned work orders that have been generated through MRP can be converted into a released work orders, and new unplanned work orders can be manually input into the system. Work orders for non-inventory items are also available.
Converting planned work orders automatically checks the component requirements for a planned order against each item’s availability. The planned work orders can be loaded automatically to the shop floor during the conversion process.
With the click of a mouse, you can print a complete shop packet that includes printed work orders, picklists, travelers, and/or picklist labels for all work orders or work orders that meet specific criteria you enter on the selector form.
Materials are issued to work orders using an explode/deduct issue transaction method that allows you to issue all of the components required for a work order all at one time. Or, if you choose to backflush work orders, material issue takes place at either each routing step or when the WIP material is received. Work order bills of material may be modified at any time, allowing for maximum flexibility in material management.
Purchase orders against a specific work order link directly into the outplant processing feature. When a work order is loaded across the shop floor for an item with an outplant operation in its routing, a purchase order is automatically generated for the selected vendor. When the PO is received, the outplant operation sequence is automatically closed and the work order is updated with all costing information.
When the work order has been completed, a summary report displays the actual costs of each item on the work order, the standard cost for that item, and the variance between what the cost should have been and what it actually was for that work order. Complete detailed information on each material issue, outplant operation, and labor transaction is available to help you pinpoint the cause of cost overruns.
All materials movement and labor transactions can be entered via bar coding; manual data entry is not required.