ERPlite Shop Floor Control Tutorial


This tutorial is meant for doing Shop Floor Control in ERPlite.


1.         In order to use the shop floor control functionality in ERPlite, the shop floor configuration must be complete (Mfg Orders Shop Floor Control Configuration). 



















Time Definition



The only required field is:


Demand Period Definition = lead time definition in the Itemmaster ( Days above).


If you pick a period definition(say Months) different than the current definition for Lead Time (say days), then ERPlite will convert the leadtimes from days to Months (rounding  up to the next integer for values exeedint  x.5 and rounding down otherwise).  In most companies,  planning is done in days. Thus, if macro planning is done in months, most leadtimes will be zero. Since the purpose of macro planning is generally focussed on inventory levels and PO's for long lead time items, the fact that short leadtimes are zero doesn't impact major decisions.


Sometimes you will need to reset the lead time definition. see the companion tutorial re how to do that.

















Use previously entered Operations to enter your routing list (eg Solder below).


The first operation must start with START:





Use the Itemmaster (BOMs ItemMaster/QVL Routings tab).

 to create the routing list (like the ASY005 below).








2.         Once all the necessary information in entered into ERPlite, continue to create work orders as before. Once the work order is picked, the routings for any product in the picklist will be generated based on the pick values entered and the information entered in the ItemMaster form each specific inventory item. To print the routing list, simply click on the Print Routing List button from the array of buttons on the 2.0 WYSIWYG tab, as pictured below.



3.         Pictured below is a sample page of a routing list generated from a work order. 



             The routing steps printed on the routing list are taken directly from the information entered for the respective product in the ItemMaster  form. Thus, if there are any routing steps  that do not look correct, then correct the data via the Itemmaster






4.         After ensuring that the routing list is correct, it is now ready to be distributed to the shop floor. As you can see from the example above, there is plenty of blank space on the routing list. This is allows workers on the shop floor to write actual times and comments while the product travels the shop floor.  You can enter the actual data in the 3.0 Shop Floor Control tab in the Work Orders form, as pictured below, at any time.



The sample screen above shows that operations place, solder and test have been completed, but rework has not started yet. 


















5.         Once actual values have been entered,   the Shop Floor Report can be printed , giving the current status of the WO.  This report can help you decide whether a customers order is on schedule:



The actual labor and machine  hours can be used for updating Standard Costs,