Plastics / Rubber Industry

Plastics and rubber products have developed an amazing presence in our lives. From the most commonplace tasks to the most unusual needs, plastics and rubber increasingly have provided the performance in products that consumers want. Because of their range of properties and design technologies, plastics and rubber offer consumer benefits unsurpassed by other materials.

Despite the fact that the use of plastics and rubber products is increasing worldwide, the plastics and rubber industry is still highly competitive and is experiencing serious challenges. For many companies, a major challenge has been to deal with the effects of globalization, which has resulted in reduced levels of industry growth as manufacturing has relocated to lower-cost locations.

Industry Challenges

  • Lean manufacturing should be implemented to increase manufacturing efficiency
  • Cost management should be optimized
  • Customer service must be improved and expanded
  • Batch variability should be minimized
  • Production scheduling must be able to accommodate changes in ingredients, formulas, routings and end products
  • For ingredients in inventory, scheduling needs to manage the complexities of volume-constrained resources like tanks and silos
  • Yield management must be strengthened
  • There is a long and complex production process

Driscoll & Associates, Inc. and SYSPRO Solution:

Inventory Management

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.

Inventory Control Fact Sheet

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.

Purchase Order Fact Sheet

General Ledger

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.

General Ledger Fact Sheet

Multi Currency

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.

Requirements Planning

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.

Requirements Planning Fact Sheet

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 factory Scheduling Fact Sheet

Lot Traceability

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.

Lot Traceability Fact Sheet

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 Fact Sheet   Factory Documentation Fact Sheet

SYSPRO’s Bill of Materials defines the relationship between a manufactured item, its  co-product 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.

Bill of Materials Fact Sheet 

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.

Engineering Change Control Fact Sheet 

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.

Syspro e.Net Solutions Fact Sheet    Document Flow Manager Fact Sheet 

Customer Relationship Management

SYSPRO’s 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.

CRM for Syspro Fact Sheet