A Work Order document can be produced on paper, card, and digitally displayed on the factory floor via display board.
Linked to LILAC Software, it is the control document for the factory or shop floor.
Sales Order or, Production Order
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A Despatch Manager Program regulates manual manufacturing processes in conjunction Work Orders. Despatch Manager captures manufacturing data via PC, tablet, or scanning - components, processes, part-finished, and finished stock - is seamlessly fed into LILAC Software.
Track any number of active or in-active Work Orders.
• Scan - Job Begin. • Scan - Job Complete. • Scan - Work Centre(2); or Stock Location.
View progress without the need for process interruption or a paper log. Work Centre Tracking information can be similcast on a live Large Screen Display.
Material Requirements Planning (MRP) - Production Planning, Sheduling, and Inventory Control
LILAC contains powerful and flexible MRP systems. Ensuring materials are available for production. To satisfy orders with reference to Sales Orders from customers; and Production Orders from internal sources.
As raw material quantities are consumed, raw material stock is instantly and seamlessly updated through data capture, typically scanning or tablet input. Stock levels can be simply investigated at anytime by selected personel. Automatic Purchase Order Documents can be programmed and created to maintain required future stock levels.
LILAC systems are used throughout Australia - allow us to create Manufacturing system for your business - linked to an accounting database.
Bill of Materials (BOM)
LILAC BOM lists raw material quantities, componets, and assembly instructions needed to manufacture an end product.
LILAC BOM capabilities are fully incorporated into the inventory, and stock control operations.
Any product in the Inventory ledger may have a Bill of Materials defined. This allows for the creation, storage, and editing of a list of components detailing Product Codes, quantities, dimensions, descriptions, and costs for each component.
In turn any component Product Code may itself have a Bill of Materials defined, this "nesting" may be repeated indefinitely. In practice nesting to a maximum of six or seven levels is manageable in terms of report formatting and database size.
Job Allocation Board (Black Screen) Intergrated with Work Order and Manufacturing
The Work Order document is complimented by a Job Allocation Board. A large digital screen will display any number of active and in-active work orders. Any number of Job Allocation Boards may exist at different/progressive locations within an enterprise, ie on the shop floor (work centre 1,2,3, & despatch), and at other locations such as within an office or sales setting.
The Digital Display is refreshed every few seconds as data is entered through employee barcode scannning at designated points in the manufacturing process:
- Scan Job Begin - Scan Job Complete - Scan Job to Stock
This provides the real time overview of progress without the need for interuption or a paper log.
As with all data entered into LILAC, Work Order e.g. WO - 341527, and the specific processes applied to it, will always exist in the accounting database. These details may be retrieved, printed, or reported at any time.
Live large screen display boards:
• Removes the need for handwritten job boards. • Releases a job to the board when desired. • Schedules and allocates jobs - preventing 'cherry picking' of tasks. • Marks or removes a job when it is completed. • Is viewable at all times from various locations on the factory floor. • Is veiwable within an office setting and remotely. • Creates electronic records and accounting data. • Is programmed by a manager or supervisor.
Standard Costing & Purchase Variations
Technical presentation of the goods to be manufactured, including provision for codes, descriptions, BoM listings, quantities, dimensions, and if required schematic diagrams with dimensioning are seamlessly integrated using a LILAC QCAD module.
In manufacturing accounting contexts the use of very dynamic costing strategies such as Last Cost or Average Cost is discouraged because of the resulting instability of derived costs in Bill of Materials and Material Requirements processing.
Lennox Computer recommend the use of a Standard Costing regime for Manufacturing applications where the cost of a component or raw materials is established at a fixed value, and maintained at that figure for some substantial period of weeks, months, or years as appropriate.
Differences from Standard Cost encountered during purchasing operations are brought to account in the Trading Ledger as "Purchasing Variations", and the landed cost used for Inventory, Cost of Sales, and BoM & MRP purposes is always the Standard Cost.
In-house barcode printing makes it possible to integrate materials, manufacturing process, and completed stock, (storage, sale, and delivery) with the accounting database.
Each Product, Componet, and Process within LILAC has a function button - Print Barcode Label.
LILAC prints adhesive barcodes and labels of various sizes on-site. Certain manuacturing processes such as powder coating or other surface treatment require tag with hole, tag with tail barcodes which are easily printed and removable when necessary.
Barcodes are printed in various formats on paper, polymer plastic, or cloth stationary. Barcodes link components, products, time frames, and storage during the manufacturing process, or a number of ordered sequence or work activities/centres.
Scan Job Begin, and Scan Job Complete may take place once, or on multiple occasions at different work centres. This is a secure and seamless method of Work Centre tracking.
A scanning device will not accept an incorrect or incomplete process, an error message is displayed. When processes are correctly followed a record is created of material inputs, time, and quality control assiting with warranty and chain of custody requirements which may be referred to at anytime.