SYSPRO Modules

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Fabrication Industry

  • SYSPRO for Fabrication is designed to support metal or fiberglass fabrication seamlessly linking all of your company's critical operations. SYSPRO's flexible business solutions will enhance your organization's efficiencies in meeting the challenges of global competition, high costs of raw materials and changing customer expectations. SYSPRO provides the tools to improve production and sales to achieve optimal efficiency, responsiveness and throughput.

    SYSPRO's Forecasting, Purchasing, Requirements Planning and Work in Progress modules will streamline your information systems providing better inventory and supply chain management, and enhancing your productivity. In addition, SYSPRO Bill of Materials and Engineering Change control modules help simplify and shorten product development life cycles by providing the means to collaborate with customers on the design and engineering of products.

Business Needs



Key Features and Functions



Maintain Accurate Job Costs

In 'to-order', as well as project and service environments, job cost accuracy is essential in attaining correct pricing and profitability, as well as to assess the reliability of the quoting process, while in standard costing environments, it is essential for tracking the validity of current standard costs.


For 'to-order' environments, SYSPRO's Quotations module enables detailed estimates based on all aspects of the job (or jobs) and the automatic creation of jobs, purchase orders and sales orders based on approved quotes. This ensures the integrity of the quoted and margin information throughout the system. For project and service environments, this same functionality is available with the added benefits of hierarchical analysis of costs and margins per head and section.


SYSPRO's fully integrated solution enables the capture, tracking and analyzing of job and product costs and profitability in real-time. Details of expected versus actual costs for material and scrap, internal and external labor, fixed and overhead costs per job, or group of jobs, is available through SYSPRO's powerful querying and reporting features. This enables the identification of exceptions and problems as they occur, such as areas of high cost expenditure, production scrap and rework, and problems in the quoting process. Furthermore, for those businesses wishing to take advantage of government and private enterprise grant programs, detailed R&D job data is easily extracted for regulatory reporting requirements.


With SYSPRO's visibility to product cost details and profit margins, including for co and by-products, you can evaluate job cost performance, margin analysis and pricing with confidence.


Manage Different Units of Measure for Different Levels in Production Bill of Material

SYSPRO's Inventory module enables the definition of multiple user-defined units of measure (UOM) for stocked items: Stocking UOM, Alternate UOM and Other UOM. In addition, a separate manufacturing UOM will be available in version SP3. These units of measure, along with their conversion factors are used in various parts of the system to ensure accurate quantities for sales, purchasing and production.


For production purposes, SYSPRO's multi-level bill of materials functionality enables you to define the manufacturing recipes and methods for bulk, intermediary and pack items, allowing for up to 15 levels per route, and 10 routes per finished product. For each level in a multi-level bill, you can define ingredient quantities as quantity per, fixed quantities or wet weight percentages in relation to that level's parent item.


Manage Raw Material Lead Times

Strict management of raw material lead times is vitally important in controlling overall procurement costs and attaining customer service level targets. SYSPRO enables you to monitor quoted purchasing lead times against actual supplier delivery performance and to flag reliable suppliers of specific raw materials as certified in the system, as well as to track blanket purchase order contracts.


Component-to-operation linking and component offsets facilitate the implementation of JIT and LEAN purchasing principles. In addition, inventory order point indicators, such as reorder point, minimum/maximum levels and safety stock provide the tools to help you mitigate problems associated with unreliable supply of long-lead time items.


Manage Customer Relationships and Service

The standard of service that you provide your customers makes all the difference in building solid relationships and gaining the competitive edge. This requires keeping track, not only of customer sales-related information, but also details of internal or external business relationships. To make better business decisions about expected customer, product and market activity, you need to have information in appropriate formats, and at different levels of detail, to carry out analysis.


SYSPRO's Contact Management system caters for multiple contacts to be assigned to organizations and individuals with whom you deal. These can include your customers and suppliers, as well as entities such as charities and government departments. You can group contacts for related entities and record details regarding interactions such as phone calls, emails and visits against the contact. Integration with Microsoft Outlook allows email correspondence to be sent and updated as an activity within the Contact Management system.


SYSPRO's Customer Relationship Management provides you with the functionality of the Contact Management System, as well as the tools to manage the track marketing campaigns, service issues, product returns, warranty and repair histories, quote and sales order information.


Your ability to deliver quality products faster, with more customer-specific features, and at stable or even reduced prices differentiates you in a discerning market place. Features such as available-to-promise and customer delivery performance reporting, provide information to help you improve your customer service levels and the Customer/stock code interchange functions gives you the flexibility to allow your customers to order by their part number.


SYSPRO enables you to keep a history of sales data as well as individual customer-related product activities, so you can easily identify buying patterns and preferences, and quickly create repeat orders by copying and amending previous ones. SYSPRO Forecasting uses sales history to identify trends and seasonal components of demand, thereby assisting you in calculating more accurate forecasts, which in turn leads to better planning and improved customer service levels.


SYSPRO's simple, extended and contract pricing mechanisms give you flexibility to apply one-dimensional pricing and discounting, or tailor these requirements to individual customers. Where customers are large organizations, such as original equipment manufacturers (OEM) or retails chains, with whom prices are negotiated on a contract or volume basis, more complex pricing is required. SYSPRO's pricing, trade management and sales analysis facilities enable you to provide acceptable pricing terms and delivery targets to large customers without sacrificing profitability.


Synchronize Supply with Customer Demand

Particularly for component and material suppliers of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) synchronizing supply with customer demand is a key requirement to prevent costly line stoppages in assembly plants. This involves not only automating order processing and other processes in the supply chain, but also executing production plans using LEAN principles.

SYSPRO Blanket Sales Orders and Releases provides you with the tools to record contracts with your OEM customers and provides you with an accurate means of tracking and reconciling cumulative release quantities and converting them into sales order quantities. SYSPRO Blanket Sales Orders enable SYSPRO customers to easily update call-off schedules for their OEM clients, as well as reconcile the cumulative position against their OEM contracts.


Confirmed customer schedules, in turn, become an input for demand planning and ultimately, production and purchasing requirements linked to the relevant schedule requirement dates. SYSPRO's Requirements Planning and Factory Scheduling provide you with the tools to implement LEAN principles, manage the replenishment process and ensure that you meet your OEM contract service levels.


Streamlined electronic collaboration with your OEM customers is facilitated through features such as Document Flow Manager, SYSPRO e.net solutions, EDI, Office Automation and Messaging, fax, email and various Business-to-Business import and export functions, thus reducing response time, margin for error and penalties associated with disruption to OEM production lines.


Track Material and Operation Flow Through Manufacturing

To identify and reduce waste and inefficiencies in the production process, you need real-time access to accurate material and labor flow data. SYSPRO enables you to easily query the status of your work in progress in terms of costs, material and scrap quantities, labor hours and manufactured quantities. In addition, optional lot traceability and serial tracking functionality enables you to identify the jobs to which traceable raw materials have been issued.


In SYSPRO, the material and labor allocations are created manually for a non-standard job, or automatically for a job created from a bill of material or estimate. In all cases, you can specify whether the materials are required a certain number of days before the job finish date, or at the start of a specific operation. This provides complete visibility to the material and labor that is required for any particular job, and when it is required in the production process. Also, once a job is in progress, you can easily pinpoint where the job is currently located in the routing, as well as what material has been issued so far, and the job's overall progress.


Trial kitting mechanisms provide complete visibility to the availability of materials required for jobs. Flexible posting functionality enables you to issue materials and labor to jobs at any time via a number of methods, including specific and kit issues. In addition, SYSPRO e.net solutions and Job Import functionality enable seamless integration of shop floor data collection systems.


Powerful queries and reports provide detailed information on job status and delivery performance information.





Backflushing

Within, SYSPRO, backflushing enables you to record the manufacture of items without having to create works orders. This is particularly relevant in situations where the production runs are short and the benefits derived from creating a works order to track the activity on the shop floor do not justify the cost of processing all the data normally required for a works order. Backflushing enables you to receipt a finished product into stock and simultaneously post the relevant labor transactions and deplete inventory of production materials based on the bill of materials of the finished product. The system uses the manufactured item's bill of materials to determine the material and labor charges to be included.


Bill of Materials

In SYSPRO, a bill of material comprises up to 15 levels of components and quantities together with the associated sequence of operations needed to make one production run of a product. It provides detailed costing at each level in the bill and facilitates an accurate expected cost against which to track actual production costs.


Blanket Purchase Orders

In SYSPRO, blanket purchase orders allow you to create, maintain and use contract purchase orders as well as 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 delivery schedule. With extensive querying and reporting capabilities, you can centrally manage anticipated deliveries and review supplier delivery performance.


SYSPRO's Business-to-Business trading and e-commerce solution contract details can be exported into XML format for electronic exchange with trading partners.


By-Products

By-products in SYSPRO enable you to process the unplanned manufacture of parts from a job. They are defined against an operation in the Bill of Material and can be receipted into stock at any point in the manufacturing process.


Co-Products

Co-products in SYSPRO enable you to process the planned manufacture of multiple parts from one job. They are configuring as multiple made-in items against a single bill of material's structure and routing.


Dangerous Goods Text

Dangerous goods text can be defined against a stock item to provide information on how to handle potentially dangerous stock codes and can optionally automatically be inserted as comment lines when capturing Sales and Purchase orders


Job Actuals versus Estimates

This provides the tools for you to compare, at a glance, the actual costs for a job against the expected costs, thereby enabling you to identify and investigate cost variances as they occur. For a job for a made-in product, the basis of the expected costs is derived from the materials and operations defined against the bill of material (or estimate, in the case of quotations). Work in Progress queries and reports enable you to view the comparisons at job (labor and material totals), material allocation and labor allocation level. The Job Cost Recalculation program allows you to recalculate the job expected cost totals for labor and material, if you add allocations after the job has been created, thereby providing a more realistic comparison.


Progressive Scrap

SYSPRO's progressive scrap utility enables you to easily track scrap at every operation and measure scrap tolerances, thereby facilitating more accurate production costs and lead time calculations. You can also track scrap at material level against components. You can plan for scrap percentages or scrap quantities against operations in a bill of material, and at the time of creating a works order you can optionally select to inflate the material allocations according to the scrap percentages and/or scrap quantities defined against the associated operations. If you use the Requirements Planning module, it caters for progressive scrap at the time of calculating the demand of material allocations for works order.


What-if Costing

What-if costing is used to simulate the consequence of changing your individual bought out items costs, material costs and Labor costs without affecting existing costs held on the system. Labor costs are changed by altering the what-if work center rate indicator held against each operation. Once what-if costs have been entered the BOM Cost Implosion program can be used to re-cost stock items from raw material level through to the finished product.