AIM Vision® Manufacturing Software is a complete production and scheduling system with shop floor control through the entire manufacturing process. This solution incorporates best practices in material control and requirements planning.
Inventory Control provides the ability to setup standard information about part numbers and maintain an audit log of the transactions raw, assembly, work in process and finished good item numbers. This application is also used to track customer returns and perform physical inventories.
Manufacturing Routings & BOM
The Manufacturing Standards application is the cornerstone for manufacturing planning within the AIM Vision® application as it forms the basis for all planning, work in process tracking and Inventory tracking. This application is designed to hold static manufacturing data relating to workcenters, labor classifications, part structures and part routings. The data entered and maintained within these tables becomes the nucleus for manufacturing planning and control. Standard cost, labor rates, production rates and routing sequences are maintained in these master files providing the foundation for standard reports in Production Control, Costing, Scrap Accounting, Labor Efficiency, Material Requirements Planning and Capacity Requirements Planning.
Manufacturing Costing or Standard Costing
The Costing application provides the ability to maintain standard and budgeted costs and collect actual costs for computing variances. Standard and Budgeted Material, Labor, Outside and Burden costs from manufactured items are calculated via a cost rollup function. Material cost may be broken down further by user defined material cost category codes. Actual direct costs are collected via the Production Posting and Material Usage options within the Production Control application. Non-repetitive costs or indirect costs are entered via the Other Manufacturing Cost Entry option included in this application.
Preproduction Management or Project Management
Project Management is used to maintain costs associated with projects found in many repetitive discrete manufacturing facilities. Users find they can use preproduction management to track the purchase, maintenance and repair expenses of capital equipment; costs associated with building a new tool; or any other company project.
The Production Control application is used to track work-in-process, calculate material usage and provide input into the Scrap Accounting, Labor Efficiency, Downtime, and Costing applications. This application captures work-in-process data at both the step and the lot level.
Manufacturing Execution System
Our Manufacturing Execution System provides for barcode based material and container flow of raw material, semi-finished goods, and finished goods inventory, as work in process travels inside and outside [outside processors] of the plant. In addition, it creates the framework for barcode based production entry, and a selection of inventory auditing and accounting selections.
The Scrap Accounting system allows you to report on daily, MTD and YTD scrap costs based on item, shift, workcenter and/or reason code. These reports will reflect all production posting scrap and WIP disposition entries and provide extended scrap cost. These reports are a tool used to analyze what is causing the inferior quality, and to value the addition to the plant overhead costs.
Labor Efficiency data is gathered from the plant floor either via the Manufacturing Execution System or upon update of the Production Posting (direct cost) or Other Manufacturing Cost (indirect cost) transactions. The Labor Efficiency system allows you to report on daily, MTD and YTD labor efficiencies comparing standard to actual hours by employee or item number.
This application is used to generate production quantities required to meet customer ship schedules. These quantities then become the gross requirements that material and capacity requirement calculations are based on. Production schedule quantities are based on the demands coming from the orders, minimum run, order lot size and safety stock quantities setup in inventory and on hand quantities. Once these quantities have been updated, they can be modified and maintained through the MPS Edit option.
Material Requirements Planning
Material Requirements Planning is a planning tool for people who have to make materials management decisions. MRP is a time-phased reordering system designed to assist the user in planning material component needs generated by the Master Production Schedule demand. Recommendations coming from MRP application are turned into manufacturing work orders and purchase orders after they have been reviewed.
Capacity Requirements Planning
The Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) application is a time-phased planning system designed to assist the user in determining capacity needs (workcenter and labor) generated by independent and dependent demand. The AIM Vision® application can run in finite or infinite mode and load to each workcenter considering available hours, utilization percentages and alternate workcenters. Includes a Digital Whiteboard providing a simple, visual management tool for the master production schedule and allows the scheduler to more effectively meet the demand and address impending issues.
Sales and Operation Planning
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is an integrated business management process through which the executive/leadership team continually achieves focus, alignment and synchronization among all the functions of the organization.