Production Management

Manufacturing Work Orders or Jobs

Infor CloudSuite Industrial allows you to use jobs, also referred to as manufacturing work orders, to track specific manufacturing processes, including labor, material, machines, costs, scrap, work in process, and finished goods inventory. A job is a mechanism to launch and monitor production to meet a planned requirement.

Jobs are very flexible and easily changed to meet a specific customer’s requirements and provide great detail in cost tracking and analysis. It’s also a way to cross-reference production to a specific customer order that needs to be tracked in detail. Jobs have their own bill of material and routing structure and are individually released to manufacturing. In addition, job definition for rework order processing is available, allowing for recursive item repair use with planning impact basis.

  • CloudSuite Industrial provides several methods of creating and defining a job; you can use whichever method you prefer
  • Use the Material Planner’s Workbench to manage the creation of all of your jobs in a single screen.
  • Link customer orders directly to jobs
  • Schedule jobs based on finite and infinite forward scheduling
  • Issue materials to a work order or back flush materials automatically based on operation or job completions
  • Validate material availability to determine whether or not a job can be completed on time
  • Review estimated versus actual costs by job
  • Payroll integration
  • Machine-hour reporting
  • Create jobs for By-products, Co-Products or Rework
  • Allows for Overlapping Operations
  • Outside Vendor Process
  • Drive costs by Work Center & Department
  • Track all actual (or standard) labor and material, as well as WIP (work-in-process) costs, through a detailed routing.
  • Transactions can be entered manually, or posted automatically with bar code data collection or back flushing.

Infor CloudSuite Industrial provides several methods of creating and defining a job; you can use whichever method you prefer.

Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS)

To meet your lean manufacturing goals—to do more and more with less and less—lean planning capabilities are vital. Planning must focus on customer demand today, pulling to the customer due date and synchronizing the flow of material and capacity accordingly. Infor CloudSuite Industrial APS is a powerful solution that synchronizes the use of work centers, inventory, resources, and supply with customer orders.
With CloudSuite Industrial APS, you can rely on a solution that is built, serviced, and managed by manufacturing professionals who understand your specific requirements— the need for processes to flow smoothly and without mistakes; unnecessary steps; wasted resources; and waiting downstream because upstream activities are late. Our solution helps you meet this goal by providing seamless advanced planning capabilities, increasing your on-time performance and throughput while reducing inventory and operating costs.

  • Greater visibility in planning — Our solution provides exceptional visibility into the lean manufacturing plans it creates. You get a continuously visible plan for each order, so that every order “knows” the jobs and POs it needs, and every supply “knows” the demand it supports. You also gain new insight into your inventory and your resources (machines, operators, work centers, cell, and facility utilizations).
  • “What-if” capabilities — The “what-if” capabilities of the CloudSuite Industrial APS engine let users determine the impact of decisions. For example, you can insert a high priority order into your current production plan, add overtime hours, or outsource specific components. The system instantly determines which customer orders will be affected and how delivery timeframes will change.
  • Freeze schedule