Manufacturing

The PdMAIN manufacturing suite of modules provides detailed information about your production environment, all in real-time. PdMAIN is an integrated, on-line, real-time business system that provides all the features and functionality required by the Manufacturing, Distribution and Service enterprise.

Manufacturing is the mission critical application of most company's operations. It is critical that this system be a zero tolerance-designed system, solid and able to span the complete production environment.

PdMAIN keeps track of shop floor resources including employees, work centres, operations and Work Order management. PdMAIN provides real time shop floor load visibility, matching requirements and resources. This results in reliable order promising and manpower scheduling.
The PdMAIN manufacturing modules gives you powerful tools for flexible scheduling and resource management. With it, the system monitors and controls work in process. It enables material back flushing, real time dispatching, and the reporting of applied labor and material moved through work centers. It helps avoid bottlenecks to get quality products produced according to specifications and out to customers on time.

With the PdMAIN manufacturing suite of modules you can: increase productivity; improve customer satisfaction; respond better to changes; eliminate bottlenecks; prevent shortages; better manage your bottom line with more accurate work order costing; maximize throughput; reduce overhead; improve scheduling and capacity planning and have an on-line real-time view of all production information.


Lean Manufacturing

More companies are pursuing lean manufacturing, but few do successfully. Part of the reason is that lean manufacturing is more of a strategy than a rigid technique.

Lean manufacturing experts agree that initiatives must focus on the elimination of non-value-added activities. Simply put, lean manufacturing is about getting rid of waste.

Labour management and real-time data collection are two essential tools of a lean manufacturing environment.

Other specifics to focus on include measurements of manufacturing lead times, inventory turns, quality (customer returns) and delivery reliability.

PdMAIN is designed to provide all the tools necessary to support a successful lean manufacturing strategy.

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Advanced Planning

Advanced Planning software encompasses planning, organizing and controlling of the processes and activities from acquisition and replenishment of initial raw materials, to purchasing and inventory control, to the ultimate consumption of the finished product. PdMAIN provides the advanced planning software tools for managing the functions within and outside your company that enable the value chain to make products and provide services to your customers.

The PdMAIN Advanced Planning modules combine, enhance and replace the familiar Material Requirements Planning (MRP and MRPII) and Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) applications found in traditional ERP offerings. PdMAIN has several Advanced Planning modules - some deal with financial plans others with sales plans, but the most significant are those that deal with Resources.

Advanced Planning software considers all critical resources in the generation of a plan for the management of a company. It recognizes the reality of your business world - a world where resources are not infinite or constant; a world that requires quick response to continual change.

Advanced Planning solves the challenging problems that have typically bothered manufacturers, such as:

  • Production sourcing
  • Plant-level planning and optimization
  • Distribution Requirements Planning
  • Available- and Capable-to-Promise
  • Network planning and optimization
  • Procurement opportunity analysis
  • Resource optimization
  • Transportation planning
     

Feature Highlights:

  • Advanced Planning can run anytime, even during the day real-time without affecting other transactions on the system.
  • Extensive manpower scheduling functions
  • Comprehensive "What If" modeling capability
  • Resource Planning will suggest Work Orders and Purchase Orders with auto-release capability.
  • Constraint management is flexible and comprehensive to model most anything.
  • Product management and collaboration
  • Can be used to predict future costs and hence, profitability.
  • Calculations use "iterations" to try different scenarios before settling on one.
  • Electronic Data Interchange
  • Advanced resource scheduling
  • Highlights scheduling conflicts, bottlenecks and potential problems long before they will occur.
  • Vendor managed inventory
  • Warehouse management
  • Supply chain analytics
  • Concurrent multi-enterprise
  • Collaborative demand and replenishment planning
  • Transportation and distribution planning
  • Production scheduling
  • Production and procurement sourcing
  • Resource optimization
  • Finite & infinite capacity management
  • Forward, backward, throughput, midpoint, priority, bottleneck, due dates, user-defined and other work scheduling
  • Multi-level, inter-related work dependency scheduling
  • Work pool scheduling
  • Visual scheduling board with drag and drop functionality for optimal work center management
  • Powerful simulation features
  • Alternative work routing
  • Extensive operation sequencing controls
     

With PdMAIN's Advanced Planning application, you can:

  • Increase production
  • Improve inventory turns
  • Retain customers through accurate order promising and on-time deliveries
  • Reduce inventory
  • Improve market and global positioning

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Advanced Scheduling

PdMAIN's advanced scheduling software encompasses scheduling, organizing and controlling of the processes and resources from acquisition and replenishment of initial raw materials, to purchasing and inventory control, to the ultimate consumption of the finished product. PdMAIN provides the advanced scheduling software tools for managing the functions within and outside your company that enable the value chain to make products and provide services to your customers.

Advanced Scheduling has unique capabilities for the manufacturing and distribution, including network scheduling, up to the second sequencing, and resource management.
Its scheduling and allocation functions model multiple constraints and are easy to implement to your specifications. Options include finite or infinite capacity scheduling according to due time, deliver time, critical path, priority rules, or minimal changeover times.

Feature Highlights:

  • Forward, backward, throughput, midpoint, priority, bottleneck, due dates, user-defined and other work scheduling
  • Multi-level, inter-related work dependency scheduling
  • Work pool scheduling
  • Extensive operation sequencing controls
  • Create, size, and schedule production runs
  • Visual scheduling board with drag and drop functionality for optimal work center management
  • Advanced resource scheduling
  • Highlights scheduling conflicts, bottlenecks and potential problems long before they will occur.
  • Allocate these lots to equipment against finite capacity
  • Schedule locations and other intermediate storage facilities
  • Schedule labour
  • Schedule materials and work in process
  • Synchronize the various stages in the production process
  • Powerful simulation features
  • Alternative work routing
  • Make schedules visible, indicating constraints and scheduling options on-line
  • Perform “what if” analysis and capacity simulation studies
  • All accomplished in on-line real-time.
     

Using Advanced Scheduling has benefits such as:

  • Optimizing production increases output and improves reliability of delivery dates.
  • Modeling to optimize manufacturing efficiency.
  • Rapid impact on the bottom line due to quickly increasing throughput and visibility of the production schedule, while simultaneously requiring less safety stock.
  • Can be implemented in a short period of time, often in a few weeks, depending on the availability of data.

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