Adaptable Shop Floor Control is Key to Eto Manufacturers

By: Caitlin Gilmore

According to Stephen Carson, Executive Vice-President of Sales at Visibility Corporation, "Shop Floor Control supports the operational side of production providing work center and routing definition, operation scheduling and production activity reporting. Comprehensive information is available regarding shop capacity, order status, work center performance and compares plan and actual costs. Multiple scheduling methods are also available and can be applied to selected work orders. Reducing lead times to speed up the design-to-finished product process is critical for engineer-to-order, project-based and to-order manufacturers."

The VISIBILITY.net ERP manufacturing solution integrates and captures all the information needed to manufacture highly engineered products. Key elements include the ability to pass design information quickly to the production floor, track job progress and collect actual cost and project status information.

Labor recording and tracking can be done in a number of ways. In complex product manufacturing there is typically a greater span of resources that need to record specific time against customer sales orders, work orders, projects or department charges. VISIBILITY.net provides comprehensive tools for capturing both production related and overhead time bookings, ranging from hourly timesheets to web based time collection for remote employees.

Work in Process supports the material side of production letting you identify the assemblies to be built, channel material to the shop floor and return finished assemblies to their next logical destination. Planners can allocate materials, adjust component lists and identify shortages. Work orders can be linked into vertical hierarchies supporting receipts directly to higher assemblies, sales orders and accumulated job cost information.

Visibility Corporation (www.visibility.com) is a leading developer and supplier of business software solutions designed for the unique needs of project-based, engineer-to-order and to-order manufacturers. Visibility's Enterprise Application solutions help midsize manufacturers of complex products operate their businesses effectively.

VISIBILITY.net is an integrated ERP solution and more. Offering unparalleled functionality and integrated workflow, this browser-based solution cost effectively delivers the power of .NET-based Web services for use with either a Microsoft SQL Serverâ„? or Oracle® database. Conducting business any place, any time, any where is a reality, deployable with unprecedented flexibility.

Visibility Corporation
Jaclyn Aldrich
marketing@visibility.com
www.visibility.com
978-269-6500

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