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 and production orders for the parts that are short from a single screen.

Labor Tracking

Capture direct manufacturing labor to production orders by employee. Enter and track non-production time using indirect codes and enter labor transactions directly from the production order maintenance screen.

Backflushing

Eliminate reporting by backflushing labor or material when reporting the production quantity completed, which is 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.

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.

Event Audit Trail

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

Production Order Changes

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

Production Control Points

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

Lot and Serial Tracking

Maintain full lot and serial traceability throughout the lifecycle of the item. Capture lot and serial numbers at purchase receipt, inventory issues, and shop activity transactions.

Barcode Integration

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

Multi-Site

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

Outside Processing

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

Pre-Assign Lot/Serial Numbers

Create and preassign lot and serial numbers for finished goods using configurable number masking. Optionally enforce finished good lot and serial selection when controlled components and raw materials to production to retain one-to-one traceability for multi-quantity production runs. An allocation screen provides after-the-fact matching component lot and serial numbers with finished goods lot and serial numbers.

Production Dashboards

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

Side Panels

Save time with side panels providing direct access to production order details, customers, bill of material, sales orders, customers, projects, and project tasks without leaving data entry screens.

Multiple Base Currencies

Multiple Base Currencies: Manage international manufacturing production costs with multiple base currencies for flexible and accurate financial reporting.

Prevent Over Completions

Prevent production order operation mistakes related to overcompletion of quantities by production order operation for improved costing and material planning.

Optional Quality Management

Ensure product quality with the optional Quality Management Suite (QMS) for Acumatica. Define and perform quality tests during production with certificates of analysis (COA), nonconformance (NC) tracking, and corrective and preventative action (CAPA) plans.

Cost Accounting Controls

Improve cost control with the manufacturing cost accountant user role and optional production order lock status. The security role streamlines implementation and setup for cost accountants. Locked production orders prevent additional manufacturing transactions from being entered for the production order while cost accountants review or adjust transactions before posting finished goods to inventory, clearing work-in-process, and updating financial transactions to the General Ledger.

Non-Sequential Production Reporting

Provide manufacturing workers with the flexibility to report production operations out of sequence and multiple operations simultaneously.

See what Acumatica customers are saying

"I am still amazed to think that I can be sitting in a Starbucks drinking a coffee while looking at our ERP solution, but that is the flexibility and usability that all companies should expect nowadays."
Tim Patton, ICT Director
SAM
"Having Acumatica Manufacturing Edition and Scanco integrated allows us to manage all our inventory from a single location. We can easily look it up in the system and have confidence that it’s accurate."
Chad Treadwell, Vice President of Operations
FSC Lighting

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