After planning phase, there is the most important stage: production. A “demand-plan” has been created based on some key aspects: customer orders, sales forecasting, capacity of previously committed machining centers, and the required capacity to maintain minimum stock- levels based on a product code, which can be full or partial. Every single time of the production shall be managed (waiting time, tooling time, machine change time, tail time etc…). Then the impact of the demand plan is analyzed in connection with gains, profits and inventory values.
The most important moments of production are:
- Traceability of all start and finish movements for each production phase
- Management of Inter-company movements and/or with external contractors and associated lead-times
- User-defined Rules to allow or not the production orders processing in a complete, partial or more than ordered way
- Automatic Handling of material issues via Backflush
Traceability of sub-contracted work;
Communication between production and customer service to quickly identify and fix problems and delays.