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Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, WorkWise Edition - Material Control Management

Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, WorkWise Edition - Material Control Management


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Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, WorkWise Edition - Material Control Management

May 26, 2020

Aptean Staff Writer


  • Complete Control of Material Functions for Improved Inventory Accuracy
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What is Material Control?

Material Control is a management function that is concerned with the storage, handling, and use of materials to minimize waste and improve inventory accuracy. This process can be beneficial for companies to reduce costs and improve organization and productivity.

Manage All of Your Material Functions

The Material Control Management module gives your Materials Personnel control over all of your company’s material functions, augmenting the capabilities provided by other discrete ERP modules. It provides the ability to direct material handlers to pick and move materials electronically for more precise control, and offers many additional capabilities.

Comprehensive Material Control Functionality

Material Control provides integration with other Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition modules, including Mobile Inventory Control, for wireless hand-held transactions with bar-code support.

  • Better Inventory Control by Staging Material Picks Separately from Issuing

  • Shop Floor Control Electronic Pick Requests with Availability Checking

  • Customer Order Electronic Pick Requests with Availability Checking

  • Manually Generated Move Requests, with or without Bin Tracking

  • Real-Time Electronic Moves for all Moves, Picks and Transfers

  • Automatic Serial Number Assignment for Items that Require Serial Control

  • Automatic Lot Number Assignment for Items that Require Lot Control

  • Shop Floor Control Back-flushing Using Hierarchical Bin Type Sequencing

  • All Functions Provided in a Comprehensive Material Control Workbench for Easy Transaction Control

  • Optionally Deploy with MDC Mobile Devices (With MDC License), including easy to use “One Scan” bar code deployment for even easier scanning

Powerful Parameter Functions

Powerful parameter functions allow automatic creation of lot records and issues from default inventory locations, as well as back-flushing of shop order material using the following criteria:

  • Shop Order/Operation

  • Shop Order

  • Department/Work Center

  • Department

  • Shop Floor Default

  • Item/Location Primary Bin

  • Inventory Default

Includes All Standard WorkBench Functions + Material Movement Transactions

The Material Control WorkBench includes all standard Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkBench functions such as extended query capability, export to excel and drill down to detail transactions plus material movement transactions including:

  • PO Receipts

  • Inspection

  • SF Material Issue Requests

  • Shop Order Receipts

  • COP Pick Request

  • RMA

  • Manual

At Aptean, we know manufacturing. From computers and electronics to fabricated metals, our ERP is designed to conquer the challenges discrete manufacturers facetoday and every day.

Want to find out how our industrial manufacturing ERP, Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, can help your business? Contact us today to chat with one of our experts or schedule a demo to see for yourself.

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