WiSys users can manufacture production orders using either Production Order Processing (WiSys Agility POP+) or Shop Floor Control (WiSys Agility for SFC). These orders typically include details such as the materials and quantities needed, the production process, and any quality control checks that need to be performed.
Manufacturing Production Orders and Tracking Lot Control in Macola
One key aspect of manufacturing production orders is tracking lot control. This involves identifying and keeping track of specific batches or lots of materials and finished products, typically using unique identifiers such as barcodes or serial numbers. This allows manufacturers to trace the origin and history of a product, including any raw materials or intermediate products that went into its production.
One common method for tracking lot control is through the use of barcode scanning. WiSys Agility 360 can be used for barcode scanning for Macola transactions. This involves attaching barcodes to materials, intermediate products, and finished goods and using scanners to track their movement throughout the production process. This allows manufacturers to easily and accurately track the location and status of each product or material at any given time.
Another important aspect of manufacturing production orders is yield, which refers to the percentage of a product or batch of products that meet the required specifications and can be considered finished goods. Yield is often impacted by factors such as material waste, defects, and rework, and it is important for manufacturers to track and optimize yield in order to maximize efficiency and minimize costs.
Work in Progress
Work in progress (WIP) is another important concept in manufacturing production orders. This refers to products or materials that are currently being processed and are not yet complete. Tracking WIP allows manufacturers to monitor the progress of production and identify any bottlenecks or delays that may be impacting the overall efficiency of the manufacturing process.
Scrap is another factor that can impact yield and efficiency in manufacturing. This refers to materials or products that do not meet the required specifications and are not suitable for sale. It is important for manufacturers to track scrap in order to identify and address any issues that may be causing defects or other problems.
Rework is another common occurrence in manufacturing, and refers to the process of fixing or improving a product that does not meet the required specifications. This may involve reworking the product itself, or it may involve going back and reworking the production process to address any issues that may be causing defects.
Finished Good Reporting
Finished good reporting is an important aspect of manufacturing production orders, as it allows manufacturers to track the production and sale of finished products. This can involve generating reports on the quantity and quality of finished goods, as well as tracking their movement through the supply chain. Barcode label printing is often used in finished good reporting, as it allows manufacturers to easily and accurately track the movement and status of finished products using barcodes.
Packaging and Shipping
Finally, packaging and shipping is an important aspect of manufacturing production orders, as it ensures that finished products are properly prepared for distribution and delivery to customers. It is important for manufacturers to track lot traceability during this process, as it allows them to track the movement of specific batches or lots of finished products through the supply chain. This can be achieved through the use of barcodes or other unique identifiers.
Tools for Manufacturing Production Orders in Macola
In summary, manufacturing production orders involve a complex and multifaceted process that involves tracking lot control, yield, WIP, scrap, rework, and finished good reporting in order to produce high-quality products efficiently and effectively. By using tools such as barcode scanning, barcode label printing, and lot traceability, manufacturers can more easily and accurately track the progress of production and ensure that their products meet the required specifications.
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Looking to streamline your data entry? Whether you use Macola’s Production Order Processing (POP) module for simplified production reporting or the more robust Shop Floor Control production system, WiSys has tools that will make this area of your business run more smoothly. Contact us to learn more today.