Integrate production planning and WIP with sales orders, inventory, warehousing, accounting, and reporting.
Assembly on the Fly (Kitting)
Palladium caters for basic Manufacturing with the facility to open a job, manufacture multiple items (and by-products) as well as add additional costs. You can also set the item to manufacture on the fly with the system drawing the components at the time of invoicing. An Un-Manufacture Facility allows you to set bills for a Reverse Manufacture or Disassemble process. An example where this may be used is in the Butchery Profession in the breakdown of a Carcass or used to simply decant large drums of liquids into multiple, smaller derivatives. In addition, you can set a Standard Bill Of Material to Manufacture a Pre-Defined Quantity, say 1000L of Paint, making the Bill Of Material a practical and straight-forward process. The Kit-On-The-Fly function also allows you to set prices for a set quantity of items (say 6-of) and when invoicing the system will draw 6 off the base item. Download the full support article here.
Assemble & Disassemble
Create assembly or disassembly processes to manufacture one or more items at a time. Disassembly, strips inventory items into component parts, this creates a simple disassembly transaction and is ideal for manufacturers needing a simple method to take apart an item and get the components back into inventory.
Soft Bill of Materials (Available in Palladium Premium)
Create Assemblies on the fly at time of Sale, with the ability to configure the components on the fly.
Process Manufacturing & WIP
Use work centres and Inventory issues for full Work-in-progress (WIP) and process manufacturing with Labour and Machine fixed and variable overhead rates.
The Process Manufacturing feature works independently from the current Assembly Function found under the Inventory section. This feature allows you to Create Jobs, Setup Work Centres and Post Work in Progress in the form of Inventory, Service, Labour, Machinery and Overhead costs that will remove the items from Stock and post to the WIP Account. On Closing a Job, the total costs get removed from WIP and the finished Goods updated with the respective cost.
Bill of Materials
If you refer to the Bill of Material screen below you will see that we have set a number of Work Centres in the form of steps, with the ability to Assign or Issue the Inventory, Labour, Machine Costs and Overhead Costs per Work Centre with the Variances being reported on a per Work Centre basis for optimal cost analysis and Variance control.
A new works order function allows you to create a Works Order (or group Assembly Jobs) from a Production Schedule, added Manually or Copied from a Sales Order. Copying from a Sales Order allows you to track the Customer Details throughout the manufacturing process. The purpose of the Works Order function is to allow you to print a bulk, or Combined Materials Issue for the store. If you refer to the screen you will see that when we select the Item to Manufacture on top, that the components are listed on the screen below for greater detail.
You can now add planned jobs to a Graphical Work Schedule in Calendar Format that allows the production manager to view jobs scheduled for a specific period such as day or month.
Manufacturing Production Schedule
Here you can create a planned production schedule with expected production dates to better manage your production in a Calendar View. Items entered will create demand for the various raw material components ensuring timely procurement and ordering.