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Introductions

Manufacturing Management | Caliach | The Caliach Vision Philosophy

Inventory

Parts master  | Bills of material  | Process routes  | Product costing & pricing  | Quality assurance  | Engineering data & controls  | Marketing  | Customers & suppliers  | Customer parts  | Purchase parts  | Sales orders  | Jobs & estimating  | Sales document configurator  | Purchase orders  | Work orders & shopfloor  | Inventory  | Serial numbering & tracking  | Batch traceability  | Workflow automation  | External document linking

Manufacturing

Forecasting & planning  | Material Requirement Planning  | Order recomendations  | Capacity planning  | Financial planning

Ledgers

Accounts Receivable  | Accounts Payable  | General Ledger  | Accounts Manager Controls

User

General features  | Context-sensitive help  | Scratch pads  | Keyword search  | Language Swap  | Data Views  | Graphs 2  | Key Performance Indicators

Utilities

Manager controls & security  | Data transfer  | Advanced  | Special functions  | Data fix  | Custom features  | Ad Hoc graphs  | Ad Hoc report generator

Other Pages of Interest

Project Management and Training | Support | Other Features | Glossary

Terminology

As with all industry specialisations, terminology is very specific. Whilst most terms are universal in their meaning, many can have a different meaning to different people, especially amongst Management Consultants and Accountants. Within these documents Caliach reserves the right to put its own definition on terms. For the avoidance of any doubt, you should test and explore the operation of the Caliach Vision ERP itself, using our demonstration software, to establish whether your definition of a term matches ours.

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Caliach Vision Features: Process Routes

Process routes define the processes that are carried out on a BoM to create the assembly or end product. Each assembly is given a list of operations that collectively and in sequence define the activity needed to produce the assembly from its kit of materials. Each operation is carried out in a work centre that can represent a repetitive activity, machine or other production resource. Accurate process routes enable the system to predict the use of production resources, identify capacity bottlenecks and accurately measure production performance.

  • Work centres define working areas in the production environment including labour and overhead cost rates.
  • Outwork and subcontracting can be classified as work centres so that they can be handled by purchase orders.
  • Work centres can be grouped into departments.
  • Routes define production processes, labour set-up and run times and product mass changes.
  • There can be up to 999 work centre operations per route.
  • Route operation times can be entered in hours, minutes and seconds.
  • Lag time can be used for waiting or safety non-costed time or used to permit parallel operation working.
  • Additional resource information for advanced scheduling interface maintained.
  • Copy and delete route functions included.
  • Cost implications of changes visible during route maintenance.
  • Non-productive work centre can be used to monitor movement between centres or into holding areas.
  • Alternative Operations can be defined and resulting Work Orders contain independant operation routes.