Product

Production Management

Gain the flexibility you need to manage production in make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, project-centric, job shop, batch, and repetitive manufacturing environments.

Gain Insights Into Production Orders, WIP, and Job Costs

Production is the heartbeat of every manufacturer. Production management is challenging without the right tools. Acumatica Manufacturing Edition helps manufacturers to respond to production demand with flexibility to adapt to ever-changing schedules, unplanned breakdowns, late supplier deliveries, and other exceptions that impact what’s happening on the shop floor. Use dashboards, Generic Inquiries, and reports to gain insights into job costs and work in process (WIP).

Create and preassign lot and serial numbers for finished goods. Streamline outside processing for vendor shipments and cost transactions related to purchased, subcontracted services such as heat treating, painting, coating, or assembly.

Key Benefits of Production Management for Your Company

  • Production Orders

    Create production orders manually, from sales orders, or with the material requirements planning (MRP) module.

  • Manufacturing Scheduling

    Employ multiple scheduling options including both forward and backward manufacturing scheduling methods.

  • Production Performance

    Monitor and manage performance with detailed reports, including actual vs. standard/planned costs including labor, material, machine, tooling, and fixed and variable overheads for work in process and job costs.

  • Preassign Lot and Serial Numbers

    Create and preassign lot and serial numbers for finished goods using configurable number masking.

Important Features of Manufacturing Operations Management

Critical Materials

View production order shortages. Create purchase orders and production orders for the parts that are short from a single screen.

Labor Tracking

Capture direct production labor to production orders by employee. Enter and track non-production time using indirect codes.

Backflushing

Eliminate reporting by backflushing labor or material when reporting the production quantity completed, useful when a company only wishes to record the production quantity.

Material Tracking

Issue stock and non-stock materials and parts to a production order. Capture lot and serial numbers on controlled items.

Backflushing Labor and Material

Eliminate reporting by backflushing labor or material when reporting the production quantity completed, useful when a company only wishes to record the production quantity.

Production Performance

Monitor and manage performance with detailed reports, including actual vs. standard/planned costs with labor, material, machine, tool, fixed, and variable overhead details. Reports summary current work in process (WIP) costs and total job costs by production order.

Event Audit Trail

Trace all production activities (events) against a production order including description, date and time, and the ID of the user.

Production Order Changes

Manufacture to prior or alternate bills of material revisions, substitute operations, and materials as desired.

Multi-Site

Support multiple sites and have the flexibility to have different or alternate BOM/Routing for each different site.

Lot and Serial Tracking

Maintain full lot and serial traceability throughout the item’s lifecycle. Capture lot and serial numbers at purchase receipt, inventory issues, and shop activity transactions. Create and preassign lot and serial numbers for finished goods using configurable number masking. Optionally enforce finished good lot and serial selection when issuing lot or serial controlled components and raw materials to production to retain one-to-one traceability for multi-quantity production runs. A lot and serial allocation screen is provided for after-the-fact matching of component lot and serial numbers with finished goods lot and serial numbers.

Barcode Integration

Use barcode data collection to record labor and material transactions as well as inventory transactions including issues, receipts, cycle counting, and physical inventory.

Outside Processing

Streamline outside processing for vendor shipments and cost transactions related to purchased, subcontracted services such as heat treating, painting, coating, or assembly.

Production Order Labor Efficiency Report

Monitor labor efficiency by comparing actual labor against routing standards. Filter the Production Order Labor Efficiency Report by order type, inventory item, and production order number. The report provides a snapshot of labor transactions by operation with a calculated efficiency percentage and employee details.

Production Control Points

Streamline data entry with control points to define required milestone operations for production reporting and backflushed operations.

Production Dashboards

Monitor production in real-time with production manager and production meeting dashboards for insights into work center utilization, work queues, order status, past due operations, late orders and operations, and work in process (WIP).

See what Acumatica customers are saying

"With Acumatica, we can double the size of the business without doubling the space and the people because we have power in the information. We can work more logically, provide better service and save millions in labor by not having to double the staff size."
Ben Leinster, CEO
AFF|group
"We now have access to real-time financial information and access to that data is transforming the way we do business."
Corey Wynn, Information Technology Manager (prior)
Kelly Products, Inc.

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