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aACE Business Suite for Manufacturing is ideal for high-volume "job shops" as well as low-volume manufacturers with longer-term production orders. We generally work with our manufacturing
clients to tailor the processes to their precise production requirements.
Software for Manufacturers
Order Entry. Build each production item in a hierarchical view selecting components from the options interface or from the master list. Costs include fixed and variable material costs, fulfillment (labor) costs, and component/sub costs.
Margin Pricing and Progress Billing. Price production items based on a margin that takes into account the full cost of the inputs, including bill of material components, optional components, and fulfillment labor costs. Progress billing allows for the billing of orders in percentage or fixed-dollar installments.
Bill of Materials and Options. Managers can configure both bill of materials and options for assembly items. Bill of material components typically remain hidden during order entry and represent the implicit aspect of production. The options interface allows managers to specify different and custom configurations for user selection during order entry.
Fulfillment Budget and Schedule. Items in aACE can be assigned to a task group (Bill of Operations). A task group is a specific set of steps that need to be taken during the production process. Each task contains information about the labor category, duration, budget, and assignment.
Assemblies and Jobs
Assemblies. aACE supports both single and multi-level assemblies. Each assembly is assigned a job number when an order is opened. The ID of the job reflects its position in the work breakdown structure (WBS).
Job Management and Tracking. Tracking information in the job communicates the current stage of production based on the currently incomplete task. Use of color coding immediately indicates whether a job is pending, on schedule, or past due.
Job and Task Scheduling. Preferences allow managers to determine whether the deepest assembly is scheduled first or last. The duration of each job is a function of the associated task group. Anchor settings within the task group and department start/stop times determine the schedule for each task.
Procurement Planning. Production managers can select substitutes, keep the preferred vendor or choose from alternative vendors for an order. Purchase orders can be generated at the point when components are required in the production process.
Receiving. Managers are automatically sent a notification when goods are received by the receiving department. Notifications can be sent within aACE, as emails, or text messages.
Bill of material components can be flagged to auto-apply the inventory costs when inventoried item selection is either impractical or impossible. Similarly, inventoried items procured for a specific job can be auto-applied upon receipt if the goods are moved directly to the machine.
The aACE task interface allows operators to record inventory usage throughout the production process.
aACE supports backflush entry for assembly items, allowing job managers to simply enter exceptions at the end of the production process.
Mobile Inventory Counting.
Count inventory with an iPad and a laser barcode scanner. More about aACE Inventory Mobile App »
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