Real-Time Inventory Data, Accurate Forecasting Key Elements Aide Management Decision Making.
The aerospace industry is responsible for designing, manufacturing, operating and maintaining civil, military and dual-use aircraft (aircraft designed for commercial use that can also be modified for defense use), spacecraft and their respective parts such as engines, flight instruments and landing gears. Most of the aerospace industry is geared toward governmental work and the industry is vital to the defense industry and national security.
The aerospace industry relies heavily on electronics. Frequent advances in electronics bring about continual changes in the industry. CAD and CAM (Computer Aided Design and Manufacture) have brought about major changes in aircraft production and the time required for an operation has been cut; sometimes by more than half. Investment in R&D (Research and Development) has introduced new materials and advances in the understanding of aerodynamics. In turn, this has helped to improve the performance and efficiency of aircraft.
- Increasing global competition and consolidations or complex industrial alliances
- Dynamic, constantly changing and competitive market
- Need for customer management and continued reach
- Highly competitive and dynamic market that requires collaboration and cooperation between companies in the industry
- Need to control costs, while remaining flexible and responsive
- Provide higher quality of goods and services, more efficiently
- Need to shorten time to market
- Need to provide support for complex equipment maintenance, repair and overhaul
- Need to introduce and manage new technologies
- Need for extensive integrated supply chain due to complex supplier network
- Need to fully document the control and manage of products and processes
- Need to manage and control complex contracts and all associated projects
Driscoll & Associates, Inc. and SYSPRO Solution:
SYSPRO’s Inventory Management module is the heart of the system bringing the sales, planning, valuation and control into this module. There are tools that will allow for analysis of inventory levels and turnover. The system is real time and will show the current items on hand, availability, usage, allocations and open replenishments. The system supports lot and serial tracking. Inventory cost can be at standard, average, last cost or FIFO / LIFO layers. The system is a true multi warehouse system with the ability to track transfers between warehouses.
Goods in Transit
SYSPRO’s system will track goods in transit, which will provide greater management control over stock items that are being transferred between warehouses. The system achieves this by monitoring warehouses transfers and supply chain transfers. Warehouse transfers are generated using the Inventory Movements program, where the transfer of an item from a source warehouse generates a detailed record of the transaction. Stock is depleted from the source warehouse at the time of confirming each line of the transfer. At the receiving warehouse, a review process with extensive selection criteria enables you to control the receipt of this stock. Supply chain transfers are generated using the S/O Entry program. The capture of a supply chain transfer order enables you to reserve stock for transfer at a later point in time (as opposed to an immediate transfer out catered for by Inventory Movements). The primary purpose of the goods in transit system is to manage the regular transfer of stock between multiple warehouses.
Purchase Orders / Blanket Purchase Orders
SYSPRO’s Blanket Purchase Order facility within the Purchase Order module allows the user to create, maintain and use contract purchase orders as well as to monitor purchase order receipts against a supplier's contract. The purpose of these contracts is to allow a fixed price to be recorded for a specified period and/or volume, plus an agreed upon delivery schedule. With extensive querying and reporting capabilities, you can centrally manage anticipated deliveries and review supplier delivery performance.
Sales Orders / Blanket Sales Orders
SYSPRO’s Blanket Sales Order provides facilities for setting up contracts between original manufacturers and their customers by allowing blanket sales orders with multiple release dates, multiple call-off and cumulative tracking.
SYSPRO’s General Ledger provide companies with complete enterprise-wide financial reporting from all aspects of the business to manage corporate performance and monitor the return on investment.
SYSPRO’ transactions can be processed and viewed in both local and foreign currencies and are transferred into local currency before being processed into the General Ledger. Exchange rates can be fixed or established at the time of transaction processing. The General Ledger system allows for up to 10 alternate reporting currencies which are converted from the base/local currency using a historical exchange rates table.
Advanced Planning and Scheduling
SYSPRO’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling provides a graphical view of the shop floor in real-time and measures productivity at the closest point to manufacture. It provides a simple and efficient means of coordinating the supply chain through better advanced planning, scheduling and visibility over production. A concise, tactical overview of production schedules and workloads by work center, day, and job enables managers to more easily identify potential problem areas and schedule jobs in accordance with available resources and promised delivery dates.
SYSPRO Finite Scheduling provides strong, real-time finite capacity scheduling capability. In order to stay competitive, manufacturers must drive lean operations. The finite capacity capability enables manufacturers to use flexible, short-run, short-horizon scheduling, resulting in cost-effective production runs. Finite Capacity Scheduling creates realistic schedules and promise dates for customers, which increases profits by improving productivity and customer satisfaction, and reducing costs.
SYSPRO’s Requirements Planning module is the focus of the manufacturing and material resource planning system. The objective of requirements planning is to create realistic purchasing and production schedules, optimize stock holdings and identify capacity constraints in a multi-site, multi-warehouse environment. The module assists with the planning of materials and production capacity required to meet demand and identifies levels of usage of critical resources for rough-cut capacity planning. It allows for the easy creation of build schedules from Master Production Schedule (MPS) suggestions and the shop floor, and it suggests purchasing, production and transfer schedules to satisfy demand.
SYSPRO’s Lot Traceability module is designed to provide full traceability at transactional level for items. Companies in the following industries use this module: electronics, aeronautics, defense, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, motor vehicles and building. This module records material movement through the receiving, manufacturing, assembly, inspection, stocking, and final dispatch stages. The integration with SYSPRO's other modules permits full upward and downward traceability through all inventory transactions. The module traces product life cycle from raw materials to final products.
Bill of Materials
SYSPRO’s Bill of Materials defines the relationship between a manufactured item, its co- and by-product, its component material as well as the sequence of operations required to produce the item, facilitating an accurate expected cost against which to track the actual production costs.
Work in Progress
SYSPRO’s Work in Progress module enables you to accurately control costs of work orders currently in progress. Material usage and labor can be posted in real time and in batch mode. It also enables variance reporting to be produced between estimated costs and actual costs of each job. Work orders may be added for stocked items (with a bill of materials), stocked items without a bill of materials or non-stocked items. These work orders can create a bill of jobs for all relevant sub-assemblies down the BOM chain. Labor transactions can be posted through kit issues, manually or imported into the system from a data collection interface. Material allocations can be issued to a job through kit issues or manually and optionally allow for the substitution of a material allocation when performing kit issues.
Work in Progress Inspection
Manufacturing Inspection allowing for inspection, rework, scrap or receiving in as an alternate lower grade product or into a "seconds" warehouse.
SYSPRO’s Forecast Module is a systematic method, which uses historic demand to predict future sales. It uses a set of well-tested and understood mathematical algorithms. The forecast can be manually edited, where required, taking cognizance of market intelligence and thereby improving accuracy and accommodating unusual demand. Thus organizations are able, through exception processes, to identify stocking items by location that require manual correction.
Engineering Change Control
SYSPRO’s Engineering Change Control (ECC) enables you to improve and continue to maintain the management of engineering changes to your products. This is achieved through various features and processes - the essence of which is the Engineering Change Order process (ECO). The Engineering Change Order process is a workflow type subsystem, intended to replace the paper trail that typically accompanies any changes to product design data. When the product is under the control of ECC, any maintenance to a bill of material and/or routing of the product can be accomplished only by means of a current ECO.
Document Flow Manager
SYSPRO’s Document Flow Manager allows business-to-business sharing of data between trading partners. For example, a sales order arriving via e-mail into your back office system may prompt a request to purchase goods from your supplier. Thus, you have a sales order document coming in and a purchase order document going out. The Document Flow Manager (DFM) enables SYSPRO customers to exchange documents, such as sales orders and purchase orders, more easily than ever before: it forms a key part of collaborative commerce. The Document Flow Manager enables you to automate the document flow because documents can be retrieved automatically and instantly as they arrive electronically at a company.
SYSPRO’s Quotations module enables the entry and maintenance of quotations, the printing of free-format quotations and, upon confirmation of the quote by the client, the confirmation of the details into Work in Progress, Sales Orders and Requisitions/Purchase Orders.
SYSPRO Reporting Services
SYSPRO’s Reporting Services is the next generation reporting solution that produces high-quality professional reports and document, with the flexibility of customization and the convenience of archiving and scheduling. It incorporates an embedded version of Crystal Reports XI to provide a single, cost-effective solution that simplifies operational effectiveness.
SYSPRO e.net solutions
SYSPRO’s e.net solutions delivers all of SYSPRO’s business functions and functionality as discrete objects of code (Business Object) which then allows users to access these Business Objects using any of Microsoft .NET development tools.
Customer Relationship Management
The SYSPRO Customer Relationship Management (CRM) suite of applications will enable Food and Beverage manufacturers to increase revenues and client satisfaction through optimal client management. The CRM solution is designed to offer all the key components of business management in one simple module combining customer contacts, marketing, sales, customer service, Help Desk, and after market service and repairs. CRM allows everyone to share the same information putting people in the center of the enterprise with a 360 degree view of the marketing, sales, order fulfillment and accounting transactions.